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Normal, III- 




Clara M. Penstone, '02 - - Editor 

John L. Pricer, '99 Business Manager 

This Magazine is publisht in the months of February, May, August, 
and November. 

Subscription price fifty cents per year. Single copies fifteen cents. 


Frontispiece — The Manual Art's Bilding 

Introductory — John L. Pricer - - - - - 1 

The Recent Development of the Normal University— President 

David Felmley ------ _j. 

Wrightonia Victorious - - - - - 11 

Editorial 13 ^ -^CSjfl 

University for the Quarter - - **!* *f ^ 

The Auditorium (Illustration) - Sffil*^ 

Notes on Books and Articles ... - 19 

Student Life - - - - - - - 21 

The Alumni - - - - - - 25 

Marriages in 191 1 ------ 38 

Clippings -------- 33 


John L. Pricer, '99 - - - President 

Thomas Finley ' 1 1 - - Vice-President 

Lillian O. Barton, '99 - - - Secretary 

Emma Kleineau, '06 - Corresponding Secretary 

William S. Gray, '10 - - - Treasurer 

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The Alumni Quarterly 

OF THE I. S. N. V. 
Volume I FEBRUARY, 1912 Number 1 



As the result of action taken at the last 

annual meeting of our Alumni association, held during commencement 
week in June 1911, this first number of our Alumni Quarterly is placed 
in your hands. Doutless you, like those of us present at that meeting, 
have often felt a need for some means of keeping in touch with your old 
school mates and with the present life and progress of our Alma Mater. 
Doutless, also, you will be glad to lend your aid to an enterprise which 
must be of immense value to the old school which gave you a new birth 
and brought you into a fuller possession of your birthright. 

To my mind, the two sentences immediately above suggest the 
double and reciprocal mission which this publication is designd to serv. 
First, it will strengthen and keep functional the bonds which bind us to- 
gether as a family; it will revive in our memories our early inspirations 
and ambitions, our struggles and our victories; it will renew old friend- 
ships now almost forgotten; and it will cause us to revive resolutions 
formd in days gone by to keep ever unsullied the reputation of our 
family name. Second, in doing these things and in recording and spred- 
ing broadcast a faithful record of the daily life of our Alma Mater it will 
greatly benefit the institution and the cause of education which she servs. 

It is true that we are all compeld to live very much in the present. 
Each day's duties and interests crowd in upon us so abundantly that we 
have little time to reflect on the things of the past. We see life mainly 
in cross section. But if we would keep our bearings and avoid distorted 
views of the meaning of life we must occasionally look at it in a 
longitudinal section, we must occasionally connect up the present 
with the past. Again, there are some things in the past which we nat- 
urally love to cling to. Every normal man remains thruout life loyal to 
his own family, to the family which gave him life and nourisht and cared 
for him during his days of need. He will stand by this family thru suc- 
cess and thru failure, he will be ever redy to minister to its needs and to 
serv it in all ways within his power. In a very similar way, every nor- 
mal man will remain loyal to his school family which did for him a very 


similar thing to that done by his family of life and blood. During our 
student days, our lives were greatly magnified and enricht and it will al- 
ways be a source of inspiration to us to have those days recald. This 
school family of ours is worthy of our fidelity not alone because it is ours 
but because of its intrinsic worth. We can never forget the glorious 
story of its founding, of the numerous thrilling incidents of its early life, 
of the wide and beneficent influence of our older brothers and sisters, all 
of which were told and retold to us when we were students. Those early 
days which to most of us are only matters of history were the militant 
days. Those were the days in which our family won its independence, 
its rights to exist, and it is common and familiar knowledge to us all how 
eminently fitted to their parts were the actors in that first scene of our 
drama. However, not all the battles of the old school were fought in 
those early days. It is true that the recent years have more resembled 
times of peace than times of war, but peace has its difficulties and its 
struggles and every year is a critical year in the life of an institution like 
this. Every year new problems are to be solvd, new conditions are to be 
met, and new needs are to be ministerd to. In order that these ever 
growing responsibilities may be met with the same efficiency with which 
the institution has met those of the past, she needs, perhaps as never 
before, not alone wise leadership on the part of those directly in charge, 
but also the solid support and the sympathetic criticism and suggestion 
of her ever increasing body of alumni. The Alumni Quarterly will make 
this kind of aid on the part of the alumni possible for it will keep us in- 
formd about the problems the institution is facing and about what she is 
endevoring to do to meet them. It is the mission of this institution to 
serv the public schools. Many of her alumni are in one way or another 
connected with these schools and so are in an ideal position to judge of 
the servis she is rendering and to suggest how this servis might be im- 
proved. For this purpose however, the alumni need a more intimate 
knowledge of the daily life of the institution than is likely to be had in 
any other way than thru a publication of this kind. 

Perhaps I have said enuf to indicate the need for such a publication. 
I wish to say next that it will rest with the alumni as a body to determin 
to what extent this need will be fulfild. The Quarterly must have sub- 
scribers for financial support, it must have readers in order that it may 
accomplish its mission, and as nearly as possible, all the alumni should 
aid in filling its pages. One of the most valuable departments of the 
Quarterly will be the alumni news, and almost every alumnus can con- 
tribute something to this and it will be highly desirable to have occasion- 
ally general articles contributed by alumni from outside the institution. 
Miss Clara Penstone, class of 1902, who is now a member of the faculty 


i>i her Alma Mater lias been chosen editor of the Quarterly and she has 
been promist the aid and support of every member of the present faculty. 
So the high quality of the publication seems well assured. This present 
number may be taken as a fair sample of the plan, quality, and minimum 
scope of the publication for the first year. Thru the aid of money 
appropriated by the Alumni Association to start the enterprise, we are 
sending a copy of this number to every graduate of the school whose 
address is known, over fifteen hundred in all. We naturally anticipate 
a large number of subscriptions as a result. Please see subscription 
blank enclosed. Fraternally yours, 

J. L. Pricek, Class of '99. 



The past thirty years have wittiest thruout the world a remarkable 
development of public education. The United States may make the most 
conspicuous showing mesurd in totals and in percentages; yet there is 
scarcely a civilized land in which there is not an educational awakening, 
a new purpose in the school, and more generous provisions for its sup- 
port. Thus in Illinois the $7,530,000 expended upon the public schools 
in 1880 has grown to $35,250,000 in 1910, a gain of 353 per cent while 
the population of the state has increast only 83 per cent. 

For this world-wide development of the school there must be a gen- 
eral cause. It is found in the changed conditions in the industrial world 
due primarily to the low cost of transportation. Macaulay was right in 
saying that the invention of steam transportation on land and sea ranks 
with the invention of the alfabet and of the art of printing. It has made 
possible a world-wide market for the goods of any producer. It has bilt 
the great factory where railroads and steamships meet. It has made 
practicable all sorts of labor-saving appliances, and the division of labor. 
It has stimulated invention and multiplied welth. With the displace- 
ment of the old handicrafts by machine methods has come a demand for 
a new type of industrial intelligence that the old apprentis system could 
not supply. Society has turnd to the school to supply this need. 

Other conditions in our country have added to the responsibilities 
of the school. The tide of immigration flowing to our shores, the decay of 
the home, the loosening hold of the church, the rapid growth of welth, the 
plesure-seeking habits of our people — all are deepening the conviction 
in thoughtful minds that alike to save our institutions and to teach the 
rational enjoyment of welth, the school, the one institution that unifies 
all our people, must be developt and strengthend. 

The growth in expenditure referd to has not been uniform during 
the thirty years. The increase by decades has been 1880-90 seventy-two 
per cent, 1890-1900 fifty per cent, 1900 10 ninety-four percent. The 
real growth of the past decade has not been so great as these percentages 
indicate; for as every economist knows the standard of value has stedily 
depreciated since 1897. During the early part of the thirty-year period the 
purchasing power of the dollar was constantly appreciating. During the 
past twelv years the rising cost of living as we commonly phrase it has 
affected teachers' salaries, the cost of bilding, fuel, apparatus, and al- 
most every other item of school expenditure. But after every allowance 


has been made for fluctuations in the monetary standard, it is evident 
that there is a rapid growth in the portion of the national welth set aside 
for the education of the people. 

With this growth of the common schools has come a corresponding 
development of the means of training of teachers. The appropriations 
for the 78 public normal schools of the country in 1880 was $847,400; in 
1910 for 174 such schools $9,265,838. The increase by decades was 
1880-1890 - $1,465,552 

1890-1900 - - 1,274,562 

1900- 1910 - - 5,678,328 

It will be notist that the normal schools have grown more rapidly than 
common school expenditures in Illinois. This is due in part to the 
founding of new normal schools, but if we take twenty typical normal 
schools, the oldest in their respectiv states, establisht prior to 1880 we 
find that the appropriations for the twenty have grown from $294,100 to 
$1,928,254. Most of that increase has been within the past ten years.' 

The normal school has thus shared with the public school in the 
remarkable development of the last decade, and it must continue to grow 
and grow faster; for the conviction is spreding that traind teachers is 
the greatest need of our schools. 

The development of the Illinois State Normal University has been 
in many respects typical for normal schools of the Middle West. Found- 
ed in 1857, the first state normal school in the Mississippi Valley, with 
an able faculty from the first it had by 1870 become the first state normal 
school of the country in income, in number of students, and in influence. 
Since that date its growth has been more slow, and four schools in other 
states, Cedar Falls, Emporia, Terre Haute and Ypsilanti, have past it in 
numbers, in resources, and other elements of strength. Among the 
reasons for this relativly lower status may be mentiond two: In Illinois 
the students and available funds are divided among five strong state 
normal schools. In most other states normal graduates receive state 
teachers' certificates. In Illinois they receive no teachers' license 

Yet the different stages of its growth have been in a significant 
way typical of the normal school movement. During the first period, 
1 857- 1 875 when this institution was at or near the hed of the procession, 
there was thruout the entire country great interest in the normal school 
movement. Fifty-four state normal schools were founded in this period. 
The next fifteen years was a period of relativ stagnation. Only twenty- 
six were founded in this period. Growth was slow. The public schools 
themselves were comparativly stationary. The erection of new bildings 
languisht. Few educational books were publisht. About 1890 came an 


educational revival. In the following decade altho it was mainly a period 
of financial depression, our schools everywhere grew in resources and in 
popular regard. There was a notable expension of the public high 
school. Our universities became a greater force in our national life. 
The renewd interest in educational efficiency was reflected in the attend- 
ance at teachers' meetings, the output of the educational press and the 
general unrest in pedagogical circles. During this period the average 
attendance of normal students at Normal grew from 465 to 638, the 
income of the institution from $27,043.26 to $46,122.35. Since 1900 the 
annual income for ordinary expenses of the institution has grown from 
$46,122.35 to $122,419.30, the faculty from twenty-one to fifty; the 
annual student registration including the training school from 1205 to 
2703. But these are mere statistics of growth. The development of the 
school is a larger story. 

This development may be considerd under four heds. 1. Changes 
in organization. 2. The development of the older departments. 3. The 
new departments. 4. Material development. 

For five years after the opening of the normal schools at Charleston 
and DeKalb in September 1899 the attendance at Normal continued to 
decline. The total registration of normal students not including the 
summer school was as follows: 

1 898- 1 899 - - 840 

1 899- 1 900 - - 634 

1900-1901 - - 572 
The average registration per term was 

1898- 1899 - - 638 

1 899- 1 900 - - 489 

1 900- 1 901 - - 463 
There were several reasons for this notable decline in attendance. The 
three new state normal schools took their share of prospectiv teachers. 
The growth of the state University, the establishment of Bradley Institute 
and James Millikin University in our immediate neighborhood attracted 
many students. During these years the appropriation from the state 
tresury increast 57 per cent. Nine new teachers were added to the 
faculty. This concurrence of a larger faculty and smaller student body 
made possible a more effectiv organization. Prior to 1900 all normal 
students followd practically the same course of study — the standard 
three-year course that had with some modifications come down from 1857. 
After 1895 graduates of four-year high schools were permitted to omit 
one-third of the course, but they recited in the same classes as other 
students. In 1900 the course of study was revised so as to make distinct 
provision for three classes of students: a two-year program for graduates 


- 534 

1902 1903 

- 500 

I 903 -I 904 - 

- 3^7 

1 901 -1 902 - 

- 43 T 

1902- 1903 

- 393 

1903- 1904 - 



of superior high schools, a three-year program for graduates of village 
high schools and a four-year program for students of little high-schooi 
preparation. These groups recited separately in most subjects. Classes 
that formerly exceded fifty now rarely numberd thirty. 

In the older normal course all students took the same work regard- 
less of their probable destination with the exception that Latin and 
German might be taken by adding a year to the course, and future 
primary teachers might confine their practis-teaching to that grade. 
Since 1900 with the multiplying facilities of the school many electiv 
studies have been offerd thus permitting students to prepare especially for 
primary or grammar-school work, or for some special line of high-school 
teaching. During the present year we have revised our entire organiza- 
tion so as to provide distinct programs for primary teachers and for 
grammar-school teachers. For prospectiv high-school teachers we have 
establisht a distinct division of the Normal University known as 


Since 1907 the Illinois State Normal University has been authorized 
to give degrees in education and thus far nine have been conferd upon 
normal-school graduates who have completed two years of advanst work, 
or upon college graduates who have spent one year in special profes- 
sional study. With an increasing number of students looking forward 
to high-school teaching it has become necessary to organize a full four- 
year professional course of college rank in which the problems of the 
high-school shall receive chief consideration. In the Teachers Col- 
lege program is a core of required work in English, education, and 
practis teaching. Along with these the student elects courses in biology, 
physical science, economics, history, mathematics, literature, language, 
etc. From two to three years' work is offerd in each of these subjects. 
The university high-school affords excellent opportunities for training in 
high-school teaching. 


The old high school was abolisht in 1895. Ten years later the legis- 
lature past the Lindly act awarding to eighth grade graduates township 
scholarships at the state normal schools. If such graduates are over 
sixteen years of age (seventeen if boys) and intend to become teachers, 
they are admitted to a five-year program in the normal department. 
For the younger ones is provided the university high school now num- 
bering 144 students with its extended courses in agriculture, manual 
training, and home economics, along with the older branches. The 
three paid teachers are training teachers, for the university high school 
is the training school of the teachers college. 



The elementary training school consists of a kindergarten and eight 
grades each in charge of a training teacher. Students may take a full year 
of kindergarten theory and practis. Many of the primary teachers elect 
one term of such work. With the large force of training teachers it 
is possible to give close supervision to the students teaching. The Direc- 
tor of the training school is also the teacher of general method thus in- 
suring harmony between theory and practis. 


With increast resources and more teachers have come in every depart- 
ment advanst courses as well as courses of varying length and difficulty 
in the ordinary field of the normal school. Thus in mathematics, college 
algebra, trigonometry, analytics, astronomy and a course in the history 
and teaching of mathematics are taught. In physics and chemistry in- 
sted of three terms offerd to seniors ten years ago we have six courses in 
chemistry and eight in physics. 

In biology, insted of zoology in the fall, physiology in the winter, 
botany in the spring for all juniors, we have four courses in nature-study; 
five each in botany and zoology. 

The three courses in English literature have grown to ten; the three 
courses in history to twelv, besides sociology, economics, and industrial 
history. Eleven courses are now offerd in the department of geografy. 
The twenty lessons in music given after school by some member of the 
faculty are succeded by a vigorous department maintaining three regular 
courses taught every term, a choral club of nearly one hundred members, 
two glee clubs, and an orchestra. Besides the work in reading and 
phonics which we trust has lost little of its ancient excellence, there are 
now courses in debating, extempore speaking, and dramatic reading. 
The dramatic club is one of the most vigorous in the institution. The 
broad stage of the handsome auditorium affords a fine opportunity for 
presenting plays. 

In the field of psychology and pedagogy, there has been a reduction 
in the amount of required work. After a preliminary general course in 
pedagogy comes a term of experimental psychology. There follow two 
terms in principles and methods of education, one in school management. 
To students desiring longer courses are taught a year of the History of 
Education, a year of advanst psychology and ethics. Student teachers 
in the training school devote more time to their lesson planning, to ob- 
servation, but are held for only three terms of practis. 


The new studies in the public school course call for a corresponding 


addition to the normal school program. The Manual Training depart- 
ment was opend in 1903 by Mr. William T. Bawden of Columbia Uni- 
versity. It proved very popular from the start. In 1907 the legislature 
appropriated $100,000 for a suitable bilding for the manual arts. Two in- 
structors now give their entire time to teaching wood working and 
mechanical drawing, another to book-binding, pottery, and metal work 
and other studies in applied design. The courses offerd include bench 
work in wood, lathework, and furniture-making besides machine and 
architectural drawing. The three shops are well-equipt with tools and 
wood-working machinery. The demand for young men traind in this 
department is far beyond the supply. 

The department of home economics opend in 1908 now numbers 
four instructors. The special programs in this department include two 
years daily work in cooking, sewing, millinery, and related studies in 
foods, textils, and household management, five terms in education, three 
in practis teaching with appropriate studies in chemistry, botany, bacter- 
iology, floriculture, design, industrial history, physiology, sanitation and 
economics. Forty-six young women are enrold in the special programs 
for prospectiv teachers of these subjects. The cooking laboratory is 
among the best equipt in the West. 

The department of physical education provides for the young 
women a year's work in gymnastics and games including special courses 
in play-ground supervision. The Director for Women instructs the 
women students in the regular courses in physiology and hygiene. The 
young men are taught by their physical director. A careful physical 
examination is made of every new student as a basis for the prescription 
of suitable exercises. 

With the renewd interest in education for the farmer has come 
special provision for the training of teachers for country schools and for 
agricultural high schools. The country-school department provides two 
special programs — a two-year program for graduates of the country 
school, a one-year course for experienst teachers or for students with 
high-school training. Students in this department recite thruout in 
separate classes. Their instruction is addrest to country-school condi- 
tions, and includes special courses in nature-study and agriculture. 
The agricultural department provides a full four-year program — two 
hours per day — in agriculture for the high schools. The courses include 
practically every agricultural topic of value than can be made a subject 
of school instruction. The farm of ninety-five acres lying just west of 
our campus, is a valuable adjunct in this instruction. No other normal 
school in the United States is so fortunately conditiond for training high- 
school teachers in agriculture. 



The recent growth of the normal school has been largely aided by 
the summer school. Summer sessions have been held at various times in 
the past, but they were never more than four weeks in length, and con- 
sisted wholly of special short courses for teachers. In the summer school 
begun in 1900 the program consists chiefly of the regular normal courses, 
taught two lessons per day. Since 1903 there have been two summer 
terms each of six weeks. The attendance has grown to 1571 . Many 
teachers first attracted by the summer school have remaind to complete 
the full curriculum for graduation. One hundred twenty courses are 
now offerd in the summer school, many of them taught in several sections. 
Twenty-seven instructors are employd besides forty-six of the regular 
faculty. The beautiful campus with its spacious areas of shade, the cool 
and airy bildings, the eager students, the joyous spirit where everybody 
is busy yet happy in his work makes Normal indeed a delightful place 
for summer study. 

The growth of the school has been attended by an enlargement and 
improvement in its physical equipment. A plant house was bilt in 1905, 
the manual arts bilding in 1908. The new auditorium with its pipe 
organ and 1150 sittings is one of the finest school assembly rooms in the 
country. The campus is improved and beautified with walks and drives 
and new plantings of trees and shrubbery. Just now the plans are 
completed for a model training-school bilding to cost $125,000. 

But upon all this growth and development the school cannot look 
with pride unless it cherish the old spirit that animated its founders, un- 
less it remain true to its high calling. The alumni may be reassurd 
on this point. The students of the present day may enjoy certain 
advantages that contribute to their comfort and to their ease, but these 
advantages have not weakend their energies or clouded their devotion. 
They hear the call of the children, the summons to lead the way to a fine 
citizenship. To this call they respond with the old Normal spirit. 


Once more, after four years of defeat, Wrightonia rises victorious. 
This was the news that flashed through Central Illinois the night of 
December 20, when Philadelphia lost supremacy by two points. The 
decision of judges was four to two in favor of Wrightonia, with one 
number a tie. The results were: debate — 2 to 1 for Wrightonia; vocal 
solo — 2 to 1 for Wrightonia; essay — 2 to 1 for Philadelphia; reading — tie; 
instrumental solo 3 to o for Philadelphia; oration — 2 to 1 for Wrigh- 

Four to two in favor of Wrightonia — do you sense the significance? 
By one point Wrightonia has passed her rival in the total score; the final 
results stand 168 to 167, if the Grand Record Keeper has his mathema- 
tics on straight. From Wrightonian archives the following data have 
been decipherd: 

Wrights Phils 

No. Points No. Points 

Contests won 26 22 

Debates won - 29 58 22 44 

Vocal music won - 27 27 21 21 

Instrumental music won - - - 18 18 28 28 

Essays wons - - 12 12 12 12 

Recitations won - - 10 10 11 11 

Orations won - 21 21 21 21 

Papers won - - 11 22 15 30 

Total points - - 168 167 

Wrightonian shut-outs: Philadelphian shut-outs: 

1858— debate only. 1884— all points. 

1859— debate and one other point. 
1S96 -all points. 

This year's contest was in every way creditable. It was a spirited 
fight between well-matcht contestants. Every number was interesting; 
every participant proved his right to represent his society. The selec- 
tions, musical and literary, were well chosen; the original work of de- 
baters and essayists was of high grade. 

Contests come and go; contestants rise and fall; but some features 
are permanent. Perhaps, after all, the real value of the contest is in its 
by-products. You remember, you alumni of an older decade, those out- 
ward and visible signs preceding and proclaiming the flutter of purple 
and gold ribbons — or were they yellow and black? You may have a 
vision of other banners floating from forbidden angles; you may have 
memories of an unseemly scramble cald the color rush. You felt the 


peculiar stir in corridor and classroom; you came to know the atmos- 
phere, as a westerner scents the "storm breeder." However phlegmatic 
you were the remainder of the year, at least once annually your soul was 
stird to patriotic depths. The I. S. N. U. contest spirit — there is 
nothing like it. 

Then, after the battle, there was always the decision of the judges 
to cheer you. Frequently, if you were a loser, you remarkt that it was 
the queerest decision you ever heard. Verily, there is much virtue in an 
unjust judge. 

191 1 was markt by the old features. There were the same colors, 
the same banners, the same dissatisfaction — especially on the part of 
Philadelphians. Late into the night victors and vanquisht were ban- 
queting in adjoining rooms, more or less happy. By morning the tumult 
and the shouting ceast; the purple and gold waved in triumph; the 
fifty-first contest was over. 

History reports that certain residents looking from their windows 
the next morning faild to see the Wrightonian colors waving from the 
Normal tower. A banner was at hand redy to fly; but it was not purple 
and gold. And — it did not fly. Queer what pranks Dame Fortune plays, 
especially with the collusion of judges. 


What day should be more important in the life of an institution than 
the day on which it was created? This day in the case of our Alma Mater 
is February iXth, for on that day Governor Matteson signed the bill for 
the establishment and maintenance of a Normal University in the State 
of Illinois. Not until four years ago has the school taken any special 
recognition of this anniversary. Since then we have been honoring this 
day more and more. This year we hope to have several hundred present. 
The person about whom all things will center is our belovd Mr. McCor- 
mick who is to leave the school at the end of this year. We wish every- 
one who can arrange to do so, would plan to be with us this year— that 
brings to mind the thought of a Homecoming. Nearly every school has 
some day or week set apart on which all of her sons and daughters may 
come back and greet old friends, classmates, and teachers. Why should 
we not establish Founders' Day as the Homecoming Day of the Illinois 
State Normal University ? Surely every alumnus who lives in Illinois 
can come and would enjoy coming "home" every two or three years if he 
knew he could shake the hands of his old classmates and talk over old 
times with them. What do the Alumni think of this plan ? 

It is hoped that the Alumni will read the note at the head of the list 
of books and respond promptly and generously. Please do not permit 
any false modesty to keep you from sending us notices of your articles 
and books. Your article may contain the very help for which some 
alumnus is seeking. We will gladly review any books or articles that 
may be sent to the Quarterly for that purpose. 

This magazine is an experiment. The success of the experiment 
rests with you, the Alumni. Do you care for a communication every 
three months from your first Alma Mater? Is this the kind of Quarterly 
Magazine best suited to this purpose? Would you like any Department 
added? We want you to feel that this is your own special property and 
we shall be greatly pleased to receive any suggestions as to the best 
method of conducting the magazine. 


A number of the faculty of the I.S.N. 
U. attended the High School Conference 

at the University of 
High School Illinois on November 

Conference 23, 24, and 25. This 

was the largest and in 
many ways the best conference of the 
whole series of eight that the University 
has conducted. The total attendance 
exclusiv of the university community 
was 813, 268 high schools, 4 academies, 
and 18 higher institutions were repre- 
sented in the attendance. 

The general session of the conference 
held on Friday evening consisted of a 
symposium on the question: "What 
should be the standard of preparation, 
both in scholarship and professionally, 
for high school teachers?" The speakers 
were Dean George F. James of Minne- 
sota University, President David Felmley 
of the I.S.N.U., and Principal J. Calvin 
llanna of the Township High School at 
Oak Park. All three of the addresses 
were of an unusually high order of merit 
and the large audience seemd to be 
unanimous in pronouncing this one of 
the very best programs ever presented to 
the teachers of Illinois. These addresses 
are to be printed at least in abstract in 
the report of the conference, and they 
will certainly have a markt influence in 
fixing a higher and a better standard for 
the high school teachers of the state. 

Mr. Peterson attended the meeting of 
the American Psychological Association 
at Washington, D.C., 
Prof. Peterson during the Christmas 
in Washington holidays. The pro- 

gram showd quite a 
decided trend toward applied psychology. 
The Binet-Simon mental tests of chil- 
dren and their usefulness in analysing 
mental backwardness, evoke much inter- 

est. Prof. Seashore has devised and put 
into practis a series of tests to determin 
whether a person is likely to succeed as 
a musician. A third session was given 
to the relation of psychology to medical 
education and practis, and action was 
taken looking toward the cooperation of 
this association and the American Medi- 
cal Association in securing the w : ider in- 
troduction of psychology into medical 

One of the most interesting features of 
the Faculty life is the club. All thru its 
many changes it keeps 
Faculty a social element among 

Club the teachers which fos- 

ters a cordial co-oper- 
ativ spirit of unity in purpose. 

The fortnightly meetings bring us often 
to a more loyal appreciation of our duties. 
A word from a guest or from one of our 
number often leads us to look up again 
to the big things and think less of our 
own little troubles. And in the experi- 
ence of others we often see another way 
to meet our problems. 

The discussions bring out the freest 
and kindliest exchange of ideas and we 
grow in our understanding and appreci- 
ation of one another. The new teachers 
from year to year find our club the com- 
munity center in which they are soon a 

The fact that the club has been main- 
taind for as many as twenty-five years 
is proof that it has made itself worth 
while to its members. There are many 
who look back and realize that they are 
indebted to the club for a helpful and 
plesant evening. 

The many additions to the faculty this 
year, and the papers on local topics large 
enuf to interest all, have made the 
present season one of the most enjoyable 
we have experieust. 



The following has been the programs: 

i. s. \. i . lAcn.Tv ci. in, 1911. 
Thursday, Sept. 21 Some points in 
technique that Normal teachers 
are liable t<> overlook. Mr. Felmley 

Thursday, Oct. 5— Attention to the 

Bnglish of the pupils. Miss Colby 

Thursday, Oct. 19— What can be done 
to improve oral expression in the 
Normal School. 

Mr. Evans, Miss Owen 

Thursday, Nov. 1 What systematic 
pyschology may do for the Nor- 
mal teacher. Mr. Peterson 

Thursday, Nov. 16— The relation of 

art to the life of the school. Miss Kla 
Music, an essential in the Normal 
School. Mr. WesthofT 

Thursday, Dee. 7— Some of the means 
available to the Normal teacher 
for improving his instruction. 

Mr. Ridgley 

The two leading institutions which 
have for their main purpose the welfare 

of the child, are the 
Parents and home and the school. 

Teachers' These institutions in 

Association their evolution have 

become more and more 
complex. This complexity has had a 
tendency to separate the two, which 
bodes ill to the child. It, therefore, be- 
comes necessary to provide ways and 
means for closer cooperation between the 
home and school. Thoughts of this na- 
ture were prime desiderata in stimulating 
the Training Teachers to take the neces- 
sary steps leading to the formation of a 
Parents and Teachers' Association. The 
specific purpose of the organization as 
worded in the constitution is: "To pro- 
vide- facilities for bringing teachers and 
parent* into closer contact— the object 
being to secure more perfect cooperation 
in the advancing of the moral, intellect- 
ual, and physical welfare of the pupils 
in the Training School of the Illinois 
State Normal University." Provision is 

made for five regular meetings, two in 
the fall term, two in the winter term, 
and one in the spring term. Three meet- 
ings have been held. At the first meet- 
ing reasons were set forth favoring the 
formation of a Parents and Teachers' 
Association, a constitution was adopted 
and officers were elected. The second 
meeting was given over to the discussion 
of the subject: Suitable reading for boys 
and girls. The third program had for 
its theme, Cooperation of Parents and 
Teachers. The following sub topics were 
handled: Regularity and Punctuality in 
School Attendance, Pupils' Conduct in 
Going To and Coming From School, 
School Lunches, and Home Study. On 
March 1, various phases of the subject 
"Helth of Pupils" will be presented by 
N. K. McCormick of Normal and Dr. 
Cxailey of Bloomington. On April 16, 
President Felmley will speak on ' 'The 
Needs of the Child as Realized by Mod- 
ern School Architecture." Judging from 
the interest manifested by the parents 
and the enthusiasm of the Training and 
Student Teachers much good is destind 
to come from this association. 

There are twelv students enrold in 
our graduate school at present. These 
students are of mature 
Graduate age and are doing work 

Enrollment of superior quality. 

They are working for 
the degree of Bachelor of Education. 
We have had nine graduates of this school 
—two in 1908, one in 1909, two in 1910, 
and four in 1911. 

The University High School is such a 
lusty infant, and growing at such a rapid 
rate, that it is abso- 
The University lutely safe to predict 
High School the problem of the im- 

mediate future is to 
provide adequate quarters for the stu- 
dents. In the six years since the re-es- 
tablishment of the high school the in- 
creas in attendance has been stedv, and 



there is no sign of any falling off, the 
enrollment of 150 for the present year 
being an increasof about twenty per cent. 
over last year. The various courses of- 
fered—college preparatory, household 
science, agricultural science, and manual 
training — are proving eminently satisfac- 
tory, but at least two more are contem- 
plated. The present corps of three teach- 
ers will uudoutedly be increast unless 
the growth in attendance drops off unex- 
pectedly. The new training school bild- 
ing will be very badly needed by the 
high school department before it is avail- 
able, but the indications are that the part 
set aside for the high school will be 
crowded at the time of opening. It may 
prove necessary to limit the number of 
students enrold, as was the case in the 
old Normal High School, though at pres- 
ent no such action is contemplated. 

This year has seen many changes in 
the faculty. Several new departments 
have been establisht 
New Members and assistants have 
of the Faculty been appointed in oth- 
er departments. As 
one looks at the faculty on the stage at 
General Exercises, so many new faces 
are seen that it seems to the old timer 
that we almost have a new faculty. 

The following new names appear on 
our faculty this year: 

Physical Education — Assistant— Miss 
Hazel Brackett, from Waltham, Mass., a 
graduate of the Boston School of Gym- 

Training School — Third Grade — Mrs. 
Edith Bickell Brown, from Minneapolis, 
graduate of the; State Normal School, at 
St. Cloud, Minn., and of the University 
of Chicago. 

Country Schools- Miss Mabel Carney 
from Marseilles, a former student at the 
De Kalh Normal and at Teachers' Col- 
lege of Columbia University. 

Household Art Assistant Miss An- 
tietta Belle Cooper, of Normal, a grad- 

uate of the Illinois State Normal Univer- 
sity. Special Course. 

Fifth Grade— Training School — Miss 
Florence Foote, from Springfield , Mass. 

Grammar — Miss Laura Hayes, a grad- 
uate of Vanderbilt University, and a Mas- 
ter of Arts at the University of Chicago. 

Manual Training Assistant — Merton 
J. Uyon, from Menominee, Wis., a grad- 
uate of the vState Normal School at Osh- 
kosh, Wis., and of the Stout Institute at 

Agriculture— Irvin Arthur Madden of 
Freeport, 111., a graduate of De Kalb 
Normal and the College of Agriculture at 
the University of Illinois. 

High School teacher and critic, Frances 
Morehouse of Wyoming, 111., a - graduate 
of the University of Illinois. 

High School teacher and critic, Clara 
Fenstone from Pittsfield, a graduate of 
the State Normal University, and the 
University of Chicago. 

German— Charlotte Louise Reichmann, 
graduate of the University of Chicago, 
fellow in modern language at Northwest- 
ern University, for two years a student 
in Berlin and Heidelberg. 

Design — Clarinda Richards of Forest 
Park, 111., a graduate of the Teachers' 
College of Columbia University. 

Rhetoric and Composition — Lillian K. 
Sabine, from Mt. Pleasant, Mich., a grad- 
uate of the University of Michigan. 

Household Art — Director— Helen La 
Rue Schurtz, from Negaunee, Mich., a 
graduate of the Michigan State Normal 
School at Ypsilanti and of the Stout In- 
stitute at Menominee, Wis. 

Assistant Household Science — Jean 
vStewart, of Youngstown, Ohio, graduate 
of Westminster College and of the Teach- 
ers' College, Columbia University. 

Assistant in Latin -Miss Kate Healy, 
of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, a graduate of the 
University of Michigan, takes Miss Blan- 
chard's place. Miss Blanchard has a 
leave of absence for two years and is at- 
tending the University of Michigan. 


Mi-v Bernice Hart has taken the place 
of Miss Hazel Brackett, Miss Brackett married during the Christmas vaca- 

The Founders' Day Celebration this 

jrear will beheld Saturday, Feb. 17. A 

bigger time than ever 

Founders' Day is anticipated. It will 
Celebration afford a good oppor- 

tunity for both earlier 
,uid later graduates to return, see the 
school in its present condition and shake 
hands with old friends. Class re-unions 
of all later classes are being planned. 

Professor Henry McCormick, who has 
been connected with the Faculty for over 
forty years will sever, at the close of the 
year, his connection with the institution. 
The Founders' Day program will take 
recognition of his long and faithful ser- 
vis. Dr. John W. Cook will make the 
main address, Joseph Carter (70), Frank 
Richey (72) and J. Dickey Tempi eton 
(73) and many others will be heard from. 

Graduates of the school may send $1.00 
to O. D. Manchester and have a plate re- 
served at the banquet. 

The old plan of Faculty critiques has 
been revived. We hope it wall result in 
much plesure and 
Critiques for benefit to the Faculty. 

the Faculty The first lesson was 

on vSquare Root, pre- 
sented by Mr. Ulrich to an eighth-grade 
class. The second was in Commercial 
Geografy, given by Mr. Ridgley. 
Spirited discussions have followd the 
critiques in which all kinds of pedagogi- 
cal questions have been argued pro and 

Mr. Klmer Cavins was granted a leave 
of absence last spring and he spent five 

months abroad. Any 
Mr. Cavins one with Mr. Cavins' 

Abroad strong sense of humor 

could not* 'do Europe" 
without having many rich experiences. 

Some of these his friends have been for- 
tunate enuf to hear. 

The Suffragist Association, made up of 
women of the Faculty and women of the 

city of Normal is now 
Suffragist in the second year of 

Association its existence and is in 

a most flourishing con- 
dition. Regular meetings are held every 
six weeks at Miss Colby's. The senti- 
ment in favor of woman suffrage seems 
to be stedily increasing. 

The I v ecture Course this year is very sat- 
isfactory. The lecture on The Insurgent 

Movement by Hon. 
Lecture Course Victor Murdock and 

the Concert by the 
Choral Club, under the direction of Mr. 
Westhoff , were especially pleasing. The 
recital by Skovgaard, the famous violin- 
ist, was given F'eb. 29th and was especi- 
ally good. 

The Farmers' Institute was held in the 
Auditorium of the I. S. N. U. on Jan- 
uary 10th and 11th, 
Farmers' and on January 12th 

Institute the Mclvean County 

Teachers' Institute 
was held. The extreme cold weather 
prevented the attendance of a large num- 
ber of the farmers. The excellent pro- 
gram however seemed to repay the cour- 
ageous ones who came. Among other 
numbers were talks by Miss Alice Patter- 
son, President Felmley, and Mr. Madden 
of the Faculty. Demonstrations in the 
work of Domestic Science and Domestic 
Art were given by Misses Iyyford and 
Schurtz, heds of the two departments. 

One of the most important things done 
at the State Association was the move- 
ment toward a closer 
State Association union of the teachers 
of the state. To have 
membership in the State Association 
entitle one to membership in the other 
division associations, and -to have a bi- 


monthly paper, devoted to the educa- 
tional affairs of the state would help 
greatly in this work. 

A number of the Faculty attended the 

.Schoolmaster's Club 

Schoolmasters' which met in Peoria 

Club in November. The 

chief address was on 

Vocational Training. 

We give below a short record of the 
life of a man whom every student who 
has ever come to the University knew 
and honord. 


Richard Edwards was born in Cardi- 
ganshire, Wales, on the 23rd of Decem- 
ber, 1822. He came to this country and 
settled in Ohio, at the age of eleven. In 
October, 1844, Mr. Edwards went East 
to Massachusetts in order to secure better 
school advantages. In Massachusetts he 
taught and attended school, teaching in 
Bridge water five years, as Principal of 
the English High School; in Salem one 
year and then he was asked to open the 
New Salem Normal School. He remaind 
here three years when he was cald to 
vSt. Louis as hed of the Training School. 
Later, in 1862, when President Hovey of 
the I. S. N. U. left to enter the war, the 

Hoard of Education asked Mr. Edwards 
to take the presidency. He did this and 
remaind here until 1875 when he re- 
sigud to accept the position of pastor of 
a church in Princeton. Later he was 
President of Knox College, State Super- 
intendent of Public Instruction, and 
President of Blackburn University. He 
retired in 1893 and spent the last years of 
his life in Bloomington. He died March 
7th, 1908. Pres. Edwards' influence on 
the life of Illinois has been of great and 
lasting value. Elmer Elsworth Brown 
has said, 'The mission of Dr. Edwards, 
in the early days of his career in Illinois, 
was to carry into that new country the 
warmth and light of the great New Eng- 
land movement which we commonly as- 
sociate with the names of Horace Mann 
and Henry Barnard. But he was more 
than the bearer of a message from one 
civilization to another, for there was in 
him that massiv and kindly personality, 
not reflected from any other but alto- 
gether his own, which gave the real vital 
touch and human tang to his influence. 
It is a great thing to have bilt one's life 
into the civilization of a great state as he 
did in Illinois. And it is even more that 
his large family circle and much larger 
circle of friends should have the precious 
memory of his life and love to help them 
on their way thru life." 


Work on the new north wing of the 
Superior, Wis., Normal, has begun. The 
addition will provide lecture-rooms and 
additional recitation rooms. One whole 
floor will be given to the library and 
study rooms. This will surely add much 
to the appearance and convenience of the 

Whitewater Normal has a new feature 
this year in tin- form of a model district 
school which is to serv as a school of ob- 
servation and practis for those Normal 
students expecting to become country 
teachers. The school is two miles east of 
the Normal and is taught by Miss Mary 
Williams who has been engaged by the 
joint action of the District Board and the 
Board of Regents. 

The Milwaukee Normal has fourteen 
student literary societies. Among these 
are two story-telling and dramatizing, 
an opera study, two current events, a 
history on English and a German society. 
Still another endevors to study handi- 
craft and aims to produce in stenciling, 
block painting, leather work, and book 

We quote from the Western Teacher, 
Jan., 1912. "At Platteville, the differ- 
ence between the old and new regime is 
very markt. The school has wakt up. 
President Sutherland and several mem- 
bers of the Faculty who were traind in 
the best Normal Schools of America have 
infused a rkaj. Normal-school spirit into 
this old institution which was once a sort 
of Sleepy Hollow." 


\\ V are publishing a list of the books and articles recently publisht by members of the Faculty of 
the University. We believe this will be of interest to all the Alumni, and of especial help to those who 
are engaged in the teaching profession. We are also listing as many by Alumni as our space permits. 
In our next number we shall continue this work, and we bespeak the co-operation of the Alumni. Will 
you not aid us in keeping this record of our contributions to current literature?— Editor. 

Elements of Physical 
il in Home and School 

Barber, Fred 1>.: 
Science, Applit 

Professor Frederic D. Harbor's "Kle- 
inents of Physical Science," which has 
been in process of preparation for several 
years, and which is now redy for publi- 
cation, bids fair to make a name for itself 
and its author. The book is divided into 
five parts — lighting, heating, refrigera- 
tion, sanitation, and the wether. As is 
suggested by these hedings, it is exced- 
ingly practical in its nature. In fact, the 
unique feature of the book is the extent 
to which the attack on subject matter is 
made through the student's interest in. 
the things about him. The whole move- 
ment of present day science in the high 
school is undoutedly away from the idea 
of science for its own sake and toward 
applied science. Mr. Barber's book goes 
farther in this direction than anything 
now publisht. Its "teachableness" has 
been amply demonstrated by its use in 
over fifty classes in the I. S. N. U., the 
University high school, and the DeKalb 
normal. Much of the work is experi- 
mental, the experiments being introduced 
for the purpose of securing a scientific 
explanation of observd phenomena that, 
to the student, demand solution. 

Colby, J. R.: 

School . 

Literature and Life in the 

This book should be red by every 
teacher and prospectiv teacher of Litera- 
ture. No one can read it without being 
peculiarly imprest with the possibilities 
and responsibilities that lie in the path- 
way of the teacher of L/iterature. 

In the first chapter, The Function of 
I/iterature, the author goes right at the 

root of the matter. In her remarkably 
forceful and artistic language she shows 
that the function is to give us the fuller, 
deeper life for which everyone hungers 
whether consciously or unconsciously. 

Then the author takes up the Litera- 
ture peculiarly fitted for the first four 
years of school, then for the next four 
and lastly for the high school. One 
chapter is devoted to the Method of 
Handling Literature, and a careful study 
of this will save many serious blunders 
on the part of teachers of Literature. 

The attractiv language, the vigorous 
style, and the vital interest of the subject 
matter make the book decidedly worth 

McMurry, Frank M.: How to Study; 

Houghton Mifflin Company 1909. 

This book is the best one on this sub- 
ject that has yet been publisht. It first 
discusses the present improper methods 
of study. Then the leading factors in 
study are discust and conclusions drawn. 
The author says that the teacher should 
teach the children right methods of study 
which will result in a great saving of 
time. To quote his words: 

"Attention to proper method of study 
will result in greatly reducing, rather 
than increasing, the work of both teacher 
and pupil. First, it will reduce the 
quantity of subject matter. Second, it 
will relieve both teacher and pupil from 
overwork by eliminating much friction in 
the process of study." 

Newell, A. C: A Lesson Plan for Man- 
ual Training Teachers and Some Shop 
Outlines. — Manual Training' Magazine, 
February 1912. 



Carney, Mabel: The Problem of the 
Country School. — Normal School Quar- 
terly, October 1911. 

Crocker, Win. J., Knight, Dee: The Effect 
of Illuminating Gas and Ethylene upon 
the flowers of the Carnation. — Botanical 
Gazette, 1908. The Development of the 
Peg of the Cucurbitaciae. — Botanical Ga- 
zette, 1910. 

Dexheimer, Dora M.: Articles on Pri- 
mary language. — School News, 1905-6 
and 1906-7. 

Eyestone, Lura M.: Nature Study for 
the Primary Grades. — School Century. 
Beginning Reading and Physiology for 
the Dower Grades.— Illinois Instructor 
and Practical Educator, Oct., May 1911-12. 

Gray, Wm.: Type Studies in Geografy 
for Upper Grades. Problems of Ele- 
mentary Geografy. — School Century, J. 
W. Jones, Oak Park, 1911-12. 

Holmes, M. J.: The Desson; a Study in 
the Art of Teaching. — Normal School 
Quarterly, October 1909. 

Peterson, Harvey A.: Correlation of Cer- 
tain Mental Traits in Normal School 
Students. — Psychological Review, 1908, 
XV: 323. (On the extent to which 
persons superior in some mental traits 
are likely to be superior -in certain 
others also. ) 

The Influence of Complexity and Dis- 
similarity on Memory. No. 49 of the 
monograph series of the Psychological 
Review. Review Pub. Co., Baltimore, 
Md. $1.00. 

Pricer, J. L/.: The Dife History of the 

Carpenter Ant. 
Patterson, Alice Jean: Practical Nature 

Study. (Jointauthor with J. G. Coulter. ) 

I). Appleton & Co. 

Potatoes and Oats as Nature Study Top- 
ics. Nature Study Review. 

Patterson, Alice Jean, Dexheimer, L/ora 
M.: Illinois Series Agricultural J,eaf- 
letsifor the Eight Grades. J.G.Coulter, 

Ridgley, Douglas C: Four pamphlets — 
General Circulation of the Atmos- 
phere 15c; Rainfall of the Earth 15c; 
Vegetation Zones of the Earth 15c; 
Trip Around the Earth on the Fortieth 
Parallel 10c. Publish! by McKnight 
& McKnight, Normal. 
Series of Articles on Geografy in School 
News, September 1910, April 1911. 

Turner, Edwin A.: Our Common Friends 
and Foes. American Book Company 

This book is an excellent collection of 
nature studies in which accurate scientific 
facts are told. The book will be an at- 
tractiv reader for little children in the 
primary grades. 

Thompson, Nellie Catherine: Readers 
for the first three grades, written in 
the new Scientific Alfabet are now in 
press. They will be reviewd fully in 
the next number of the Quarterly. 

Westoff, F. W.: Elements of Music in 
Song. Public School Publishing Co., 
Bloomington, 111. 

Select Rote Songs and Elementary 
Music Reader. C. M. Parker Publish- 
ing Co., Taylorville, 111. 
Elements of Music and Notation. Mc- 
Knight & McKnight, Normal, 111. 
These three textbooks are all excellent 

in quality. They will certainly meet the 

needs of the teacher of music in our 

public schools. 

Eyestone, DuraM.: Rimes and Stories. 

— Public School Publishing Co. 50c. 

This is a child's primer — a reader for 
children. It begins with short bits of 
verse and bright conversation. Farther 
on, short dramatic stories such as "The 
Little Red Hen" and "The Gingerbread 
Man'' are used. "Rimes and Stories" has 
much more reading matter than most 
primers, and therefore can well be used 
in both first and second grades. Songs 
and artistic drawings serv as illustra- 
tions. Tin- book is a most excellent one 
and deserves consideration by all primary 


On November 12th over one hundred 
girls and women members of the Faculty 

gathered in Room 10 
Birthday Party to celebrate the 39th 

birthday of the Y. W. 
C. A. A letter from Mrs. L/ida Brown 
McMurry was read and a short talk about 
the origin of the Y. W. C. A. was given 
by Miss Edwards. Both Mrs. McMurry 
and Miss Edwards were charter mem- 
bers. L/ater an immense birthday cake with 
39 candles was the center of attention 
and the "party" ended in a social hour. 

The Philadelphian society has arranged 
to have Prof. McCormick's picture hung 
on Philadelphia's hall. 
Prof. McCor- Mr. McCormick has 

mick's Picture always been a most 
faithful member of the 
society and this is only a long deservd 
acknowledgment of his loyalty and un- 
selfish devotion to Philadelphia. 

The Philadelphian society has been in 
a most flourishing condition this year 

under the guidance 
Philadelphia of Mr. L/athrop as 

President and Mr. 
Fvans as Critic in the Fall Term and 
with Miss Otto now at the wheel. The 
programs for the present term are unit 
programs on Ireland, Scotland, Russia, 
China, etc. Unit programs give the indi- 
viduals just as good opportunities to 
show their power and undoutedly leave a 
deeper impression on the members and 

The "Backward Party," given by the 
Y. W. C. A. to the Academy girls, on 
October 6th, was well 
Backward Party attended. Much mer- 
riment was caused by 
tlie complete reversal of all usual saluta- 
tions and actions. 

The vSapphonian Society has continued 
its work along the lines of its former 

The Sapphonian The Committees or- 
Society ganized for the fall 

term were the Liter- 
ature Committee, the Arts and Crafts 
Committee, and the Music Committee. 
These three have provided the programs, 
in turn, for the fortnightly open meet- 

The subjects of three committees have 
been: The Development of the Greek 
Drama, The Arts and Crafts Movement 
in Bngland and America, and Music of 
Northern Europe respectivly. Much in- 
terest has been shown and enjoyable and 
profitable meetings have been held. 

The practis dances that have been held 
regularly twice a month on Saturday af- 
ternoons in the Gym- 
Practis Dances nasium have been well 
attended and are much 
enjoyed by both students and Faculty 
who drop in whenever their time per- 
mits. They begin at 3 o'clock and close 
promptly at 5:30. 

During the State Fair Mr. Madden, 
Hed of the Agriculture Department, took 

a number of his stu- 
State Fair dents down to see the 

fine exhibits of Live 
Stock, farm products and farm machinery. 

A delightful Hallowe'en Party was 
given in the Gymnasium by the Juniors 

to the Faculty and stu- 
Hallowe'en dents. Magic seem- 

Party ingly filled the air, 

witches darted hither 
and thither, aeroplanes flew about over- 
head, curious machines spoke forth the 
future of the Seniors, while terrifying 
auto races took place on the Speedway in 



the midst of the throng, hong will the 
night be rememberd as one of jollity 
and fun. 

The Wrightonian vSociety has been hav- 
ing good programs and fair attendance 

this last term. The 
Wrightonia winning of the contest 

has given new energy 
and indications at present are for "rec- 
ord breaking" programs from now on. 

A great change was made in the man- 
agement of the Vidette at the beginning 
of this season. Its 
The Vidette management was vest- 

ed in a Board of Con- 
trol consisting of three students and two 
members of the Faculty, one member of 
tthe faculty being the teacher of Rhetoric. 

The result of the change has, on the 
whole, been for the good. But other 
factoVs have contributed to the revival of 
interest in the Vidette this year. Messrs. 
Cox and Messenger, the Editor and Busi- 
ness Manager, have workt patiently 
and with resource to add as many new 
features as possible. They have endev- 
ord to make the Vidette a newspaper 
and not a dry magazine. A "Who's 
Who and Why" has been figured every 
week and in it appears the biography of 
some prominent student, giving us a 
birdseye view of the worthy in question. 
The editors have endevord to find out 
the "funny" things in school insted of 
depending on exchanges for their jokes. 
On the whole, it is the opinion of most of 
the subscribers that this year the Vidette 
is in closer touch with the student body 
than it has been for the last half decade. 

The C.irls' Debating Club, with a mem- 
bership of thirty young women whose 
admission to t lit" club 
The Debating is based upon scholar- 

Club ship, holds bi-month- 

ly meetings. 
The programs, based upon some unit of 
study, both instruct and entertain. 

The club has planned to have two 

social gatherings during the present 

term. Though no credit is to be given 
for work, the members appreciate the op- 
portunities for literary and social activity 
afforded by this organization. 

Those who faild to hear the Imperial 
Quartet have truly regretted it since then 

we know. Theoppor- 
Imperial Quartet tunity to hear such a 
Jan. 22 treat does not come 

often. Next time we 
hope more students will attend even 
though it may mean earlier rising the 
next morning. 

Of all the excellent Faculty talks given 
this year Mr. McCormick's on Jane 

Addams was one of 
Prof. McCormick the best. It was in- 
Talks Jan. 15 structiv, inspiring 

and given in Mr. Mc- 
Cormick's own peculiarly pleasing man- 

In many respects the athletic situation 
in the University High School is almost 
unique. So far the 
Athletics in the only interschool sport 
University High that has receivd much 
School attention is basket- 

ball. A majority of 
the students are boys, and about two- 
thirds of these are enrold with some 
team. Only the inconvenient hours at 
which the gymnasium is available for use 
by the high school students prevents a 
larger number from participating. How- 
ever, when fifty- five out of eighty boys 
are willing to report for play at seven 
o'clock in the morning, the conclusion is 
inevitable that there exists the possibili- 
ty of securing general participation in at 
least one form of athletics. It has been 
pretty eonclusivly shown also that such 
general participation does not mean a 
poor team, but quite the contrary; from 
the beginning the school team has been 
a strong one, and this year it promises to 
he a formidable contender for honors in 
the high school tournaments. Nor has 
athletics taken precedence over the real 
purpose of the school. The boy who 



neglects his work, or whose attitude is 
had in other respects, is not allowd to 
represent the high school even in a con- 
test within the school. At the same time 
the ideals of obligation to the tram, of 
proper treatment of visitors and officials, 
and of curtesies due to opponents have 
been bilt up to such an extent that the 
school alredy has establisht a reputation 
tor "squareness" and fair dealing in i 11 - 
terschool athletics. 

The great game of the year, the game 

which crowds the Gym to its last square 
inch of floor space and 
Wesleyan Game fills the money box 
to overflowing", the 
game at which no one breathes until 
"Time" is cald has past into history. 
This year the date was January 24th 
and the battle was the hardest fought for 
years. The yell leaders were as activ as 
the teams — the "noise," for such it was, 
could be heard three blocks away. Dur- 
ing the last ten minutes the teams were 
often tied, then one would score, and the 
harts of Normal rose or sank accord- 
ingly. The final score was 29-28 in favor 
of Wesleyan. It can hardly be cald a 

Saturday evening, January 19th the 
first one of the two regular term dances 

was held in the Gym- 
Term Dance nasium. About twen- 
Jan. 19th ty-five couples were 

present. The music 
was furnisht by Ashton's Orchestra. 

( )n Friday night, January twenty-sixth, 
the Y. M. C. A. had a 
"frolic" in the Gym- 
nasium. A t h 1 e t i c 
stunts of all kinds 
were on the program and everyone had 
a jolly time. Ginger bred and sweet 
cider were servd. 

On Wednesday evening, January 31st, 
Miss Anna Brown of the Student Volun- 
teer Movement addrest the Normal 
students on "The Work of the Volun- 

Y. M. C. A. 
Stag Party 

teers." Her talk was rcceivd with great 
appreciation. Later an informal reception 
at which light refreshments were servd 
was held in the Art rooms. 

The Faculty team is surely good this 
season. It has alredy won two games, 

one from the Juniors 
Faculty Basket of the Normal by a 
Ball Team score of 54-6 and one 

from the third team 
of the University High School by a score 
of 26-19. 

The spirit of Christmas took joyous 
possession of the Normal Campus Decem- 
ber 16. It was no 
Christmas Fete ghostly, cushion-heel- 
ed spirit either, but a 
lively, rollicking, fun-loving one, gay as 
St. Nicholas and bold as a Kansas cy- 
clone. It invaded classrooms and turn- 
ed everything topsy turvv; it frolickt 
with dignified professors; it tugged at the 
coats of janitors and students, upsetting- 
dust pans and pedagogy, insisting that 
everyone join in the fun. It placed holly 
in the windows and Christmas trees in 
corners and happy smiles on people's 

The Dramatic Club players were hold- 
ing the mirror up to nature that beauti- 
ful winter day; it was under their auspices 
that the spirit came. The five folk lore 
plays were haunted by merrows and 
trolls, steept in eerie superstitions of a 
simple race. They represented the folk 
lore of Ireland, France, England, Russia 
and Scandinavia. 

"The Foam Maiden," a Celtic tale, de- 
picted the charm of the merrow, who 
cast her spell over the trusting Michael, 
an Irish fisher lad. "The Three Wish- 
es" was an old delight of childhood days, 
the French tale of Perrault, dramatized 
even to the pudding. "A Brewing of 
Brains," from English legend, was fol- 
lowd by "The Snow Witch", a Russian 
folk tale. The Norwegian "Troll Magic" 
caught the spirit of Scandinavian 
mythology, revealing the charm that 



lurkt in the dance of woodland sprites. 
Kach play was admirably presented, 
holding the audience through simple 
phrase and homely truth. The magic of 
the dance and the power of music were 
effectivly reproduced in the folk dances, 
which were an especial delight. 

The Dramatic Club, affiliated with the 
Drama League, believes in good plays 
well presented, two principles which 
were admirably illustrated in their folk 
lore plays. 

To the student body, the Christmas 
Fete was more than a dramatic enter- 
tainment; it was a real awakening to the 
holiday spirit of good cheer. It is easy 
to believe in magic and fairies when 
holly and pine fdl the windows. Some- 
how, that holiday spirit persisted long 
after the curtain fell on the plays. Be- 
lieve in fairies? Of course. Yet there 
are some who say the fairies were not re- 
sponsible at all; that it was just Miss 
Owen and Miss Ela. 


I. S. N. U. Alumni Meeting. 

June s. 1911. 

At the close of the Commencement 
Exercises last spring the Alumni present 
enjoyed their annual dinner which was 
send in the Domestic Science dining 
rooms. Dinner over, all moved to the 
art room for the program and business 

The meeting was cald to order by the 
president, Capt. Burnham of '61, whose 
semi-centennial was being celebrated. 
Twenty classes, represented by sixty- 
three members, responded to the roll call: 

1860 Mrs. Christian 

1861 Capt. Burnham 
Aaron Gove 

1868 Prof. Henry MeCormick 
1879 Fannie Fell 

1881 Anna Knight 

1882 Mrs. Charles K. Feaser (Lettie 

1883 Mrs. Flora Rosenberry 

1884 Clarissa Kla 
1890 Alice J. Patterson 

Thirza M. Pierce 
Mrs. Cora Snyder Irwin 
1892 Jessie Peasley 

1894 F. I). Barber 

1895 Mrs. O. L. Manchester 

1896 Mrs. Paul Lehman 

1897 Mrs. Kaiser 
Kffie M. Pike 

1899 J. L.Pricer 

(). Lillian Barton 

1900 William Cavins 

1901 Dora M. Dexheimer 

1902 Elizabeth Hitchcock 

1903 Fred T. Ullrich 
1906 bred Telford 

Marjorie Chamberlin 
Edna Coith 
Emma Kleineau 
Mrs. Stuck ex- 
Agnes Bullock 
Mary Dammon 

1907 Margaret Triplett 

1908 Maude Wallace 
Harrison Russell 

1909 Miss Kerschner 

1910 Miss Abbott 
Miss Bertha Allen 
Miss Alta Irwin 
Mr. W. S. Gray 
Mr. De Mars 

1911 Twenty-two members 

After the program, the business was 
begun. The question of class reunions 
was discust and it was recommended that 
classes plan for reunions, in one, five and 
ten years. One very important matter 
was the appropriation by the association 
of ,$50 for the publication of an Alumni 

Alumni Clubs. 

Letters have been receivd from Mrs. 
Walter Dakin, secretary of the Chicago 
Alumni Club, and from Mr. James J. 
Sheppard, secretary of the New York 
Club, promising the Alumni Quarterly 
accounts of the clubs in these two cities. 
We know that these clubs are very activ 
and we shall be deeply interested in hear- 
ing more in detail about their meetings. 
If there is an Alumni Club in any other 
city, will the secretary not write us about 
it? We think there has been one in De- 
catur and one in Champaign, and there 
should be one in Los Angeles. When 
there are fifteen hundred alumni in this 
United States it seems as though there 
might be numerous clubs formed, either 
city or state organizations. 


When you have a new address, position, wife, 
husband, or child, notify the editor. Whenever 
you publish a new article, or whenever you have 
anything of interest about some fellow alumnus, 
please let us hear of it. 


John Hull may be addrest at 175 Queen 

Anne Place, Milwaukee, Wis. Since 



graduation Mr. Hull has held many posi- 
tions of honor in the teaching profession 
— having been president of two Normal 
schools. He was two years chairman of 
the Executiv Committee of the Illinois 
vState Teachers' Association and is a life 
member of the N. K. A. He is at pres- 
ent developing a most flourishing cherry 
farm at Sawyer, Wis. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell Christian is 
still living at 509 E. Front St. Blooming- 

Enoch A. Gastman was born in New 
York City on June 15th, 1834. When he 
was four years old his parents moved to 
Illinois near Bloomington. In October, 
1854, Mr. Gastman began to teach school 
near Saybrook. The next year he at- 
tended the Illinois Weslevau. On the 
day the Illinois State Normal University 
opend he enrold as a student and 
graduated with the class of '60. In Sep- 
tember, 1860, Mr. Gastman began his 
teaching in Decatur. In Jul}-, 1862, he 
was elected Superintendent of the city 
schools and Principal of the High School 
of Decatur. He held this position until 
the close of the school year 1906-07 when 
he withdrew in opposition to the wishes 
of his employers. Such a notable career 
has hardly a parallel in the history of 
American education, Forty-seven years 
servis in the schools of one city and all 
but two of them as the bed of the schools 
is a most remarkable record. Mr. Gast- 
man was esteemd and respected by ev- 
eryone. What the Decatur schools and 
the entire city owe to him can hardly be 
estimated. He died August 2, 1907. 


Harvey J. Dutton has retired from the 
grocery business and is living at 432 W. 
Locust street, Springfield, Mo. Almost 
immediately upon graduation Mr. Dutton 
enlisted in the 33rd Illinois Infantry and 
servd 4'^ years. He was made- captain 
in 1863 and was musterd out with the 
regiment in 1865. 

Peleg R. Walker continues as Superin- 
tendent of the public schools of Rockford , 
111., which responsible position he has 
held for twenty-eight years. He is also 
a member of the Board of Education of 
the Normal University and is always 
heartily welcomd upon his yearly visits. 

Mrs. Emma Trimble Bangs died at her 
home in Donnellson Feb. 8, 1911. 

Loren/.o Dow Born died April 29, 1911, 
at McCalister, Okla. He was injurd by 
an auto while visiting at Lemon City, 
Fla., and later died in the hospital. He 
was a man who had the entire respect of 
every one who knew him. 

Mrs. Abbie Reynolds Wilcox may be 
found at Hillyard, Wash., R. F. D. 10. 

William Dennis Hall has retired from 
business and is living at 826 Oakley 

Ebenezer D. Harris who has the com- 
bined profession of teacher, farmer, and 
ranchman lives in Lincoln, Neb. 

Harriet E. Dunn continues as secretary 
for the Faculty of the Los Angeles Nor- 
mal, which position she has held for the 
past twenty-seven years. 

George Colvin has retired from busi- 
ness and now lives at 201 N. Grand Ave. , 
Los Angeles. 

Bandusia Wakefield is working for the 
cause of Universal Brotherhood. She is 
a member of the Universal Brotherhood 
and Theosophical society. Her present 
address is Pt. Loma, Cal. 

Thomas Burrill is acting President of 
the University of Illinois during the ab- 
sence of President James in Europe. 

Oscar Francis McKein died at his home 
near Oskaloosa, Iowa, April 10, 1911. 


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HIGH SCllooi. 

Charles L. Capen, who lias been a most 
activ member of the State Board <>f I ; .<1- 
ucation since L891, shows his interest in 
as by visits now and thru. 


Harriet M. Cast.- was horn in Wyoming 
county, Pennsylvania, June 8, 1842. vSlie 
was a natural teacher, and from the time 
she was 14 years old until the time of 
her marriage she was either a student in 
school or was herself teaching. She 
graduated from the Illinois State Nor- 
mal in June, 1866, and afterwards 
filld several important positions in the 
schools of the country. Among these 
were the Hadley Academy at Richmond, 
Ind., the city high school at Ottawa, 
111., the Leavenworth normal school at 
Leavenworth, Kas., and for five years 
she was preceptress of her Alma Mater, 
the Illinois State Normal. From 1888 to 
1891 she was in Buenos Aires, S. A., with 
her family, and during the most of the 
time she taught in a private school. 

On February 7, 1878, she was united 
in marriage to Andrew T. Morrow. To 
their union were born two children, 
Nelson C. and Louise, both of whom 
survive her. She died September 10th, 
1911, at her home in Winfield, Kansas. 
Funeral services were held at the M. E. 
church in Altamont, Kas., Tuesday after- 
noon at 2:30, at which time Dr. C. S. 
Nusbaum of Parsons, who was a former 
pastor of the deceast, deliverd a most 
impressiv funeral sermon. The remains 
were consignd to the grave at the Alta- 
mont cemetery. 

Mary W. French is now teaching her 
thirty-second year in the Decatur schools. 

Mr-^. Kmma I. Robinson Kleckner of 
1812 Jackson street, Sioux City, Iowa, 
writes us that she has publisht several 
books and articles. 

William Russell, who has filld many 
places of honor in the- schools of Indiana 
and Arkansas, is teaching in Fountain 
City, Indiana. 

Mrs. Helen Wadleigh Willis died June 
14, 1909, at her home in Seclalia, Mo. 

Ben C. Allensworth, editor of Pekin 
Times, writes us that he does not approve 
of the Simplified Spelling that we now 
use at the University. 

Mrs. Frances Smith Cole writes us 
from 2210 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, Cal., 
that she has establisht a Select Private 
School of her own at Berkeley. It is in 
its 4th year and is in a most flourishing 

Leonore Franklin who is continuing 
her work as a teacher in the Chicago 
schools lives at 140 \V. 70th street. She 
has been Hed Assistant for twenty-one 
years in the same Grammar school and is 
doing most excellent work. 

Mrs. Alza Karr Blount has moved from 
Phoenix, Arizona to 5424 Abbott Place, 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

Mrs. Flora Pennell Carter from Castle 
Park, Michigan is spending the winter in 

Edwin Flaxon Bacon died in Nov. 1911 
at the Onconta State Normal, New York. 

Newton B. Reed, Attorney, died at 
Woonsocke., South Dakota in 1907. 

Mrs. Lura Bullock Elliott, of Washing- 
ton, I). C, together with her husband, 
Charles G. Elliott, has recently publisht 
the books "Practical Farm Drainage" 
and "Engineering for Land Drainage." 

HIGH school 
President E. J. James of the University 
of Illinois left for a two months' trip in 



Europe on November 5. He will spend 
part of the time with Mrs. James and his 
daughter, Helen, who are in Berlin for 
the year and will visit the technical 
schools of Germany. He is expected to 
return to Champaign about February 1. 

Jasper F. Hayes is farming near Pasa- 
dena, Texas. He has been a member of 
the School Board several terms and as- 
sisted in organizing the school district of 

John Nelson Dewell, v Supt. of White 
Hall Orphans' Home at White Hall, died 
Jan. 24, 1911. Mr. Dewell had had this 
position for several years and during that 
time had placed several hundred orphan 
children in homes where they would be 
surrounded by the comforts and advan- 
tages of a real home. Such a work is 
most praise worthy and Mr. Dewell was 
a most conscientious and untiring worker 
in the cause. 

Mrs. Lida A. Brown McMurry, who is 
now teaching her eleventh year at De- 
Kalb, has recently publisht three excel- 
lent books: "Fifty Famous Fables," 
' 'More Classic Stories for the Little Ones' ' 
and "Once Upon a Time." 

William A. Evans died May 18, 1910, 
at his home in Leavenworth, Kas. He 
had been principal of the High School of 
Leavenworth for the sixteen years from 
1890 to 1906. 

Elinzer M. Prindle has moved from 
Roodhouse to White Hall and has en- 
gaged in the hardware business. 

William J. Simpson is reported ded. 

Jasper N. Wilkinson is a prosperous 
banker in Muskogee, Okla. He is a 
member of the city Board of Education. 

Albert L. Beckhart has retired from 
the ministry and lives at Atlantic, Iowa. 

William Stowell Mills is teaching his 
twenty-fourth year as Principal of a 
Grammar School in Brooklyn, N. V. 

Nicholas T. Edwards has many duties. 
He is pastor of the Congregational church 
of Whittier, Cal., Treasurer )f the Beth- 
lehem Benevolent Board of Los Angeles, 
Clerk of the Whittier School, and an 
orchard i st. 

John Calvin Hanna was this year elect- 
ed Chairman of the High School Section 
of the National Educational Association. 

Claudius Bligh Kinyon is still teaching 
in University of Michigan— this being his 
fifteenth year. 

Hiram R. Fowler of Elizabethtown 
was elected to our 62nd Congress 1910. 

Helen L. Wyckoff may be found at 
2406 Harvey St., Omaha, Neb. She has 
been principal of a ward school in Omaha 
since 1894. 

Andrew Wilson Elder died August 9, 
1907, in Denver, Colo. He had taught in 
Denver from 1882 until time of deth. 
He w 7 as a member of the N. E. A., 
Colorado State Teachers' Association, 
and the Denver School Masters Club. 
He was a successful teacher and his deth 
was a great loss to the profession. 

Edwin H. Rishel is living at 519 
Stonewall St., Oklahoma City. 

Harriet Ellen Morse has been Hed of 
Mathematics in Rockford High School 
since 1905. She was a charter member 
of the Y. W. C. A. which had its origin 
at the Normal University. 

high school, 1879 
Frank M. McMurry has recently pub- 
lisht an excedingly helpful book,;" How 
to Study." Every teacher should be- 
come familiar with it. 

Oscar Lincoln McMurry is now Hed of 
Department of Industrial Arts in Chicago 
Teacbers' College. 



Edgar Wyatt resignd his position as 

Snpt. (A Schools at Buhl, Idaho, two 

years ago and is now Manager of the 

City Water Works at Twin Falls, Idaho. 

Elmer Elsworth Brown is now Chan- 
cellor of the New York University. His 

installation was a splendid event. Over 
one hundred and fifty universities and 
colleges were represented, Hon. William 
Bryce representing Oxford. 

Martha L. Powell is president of the 
Teachers' Annuity and Aid Ass'n in 

( hnaha. 

Murry McCheyne Morrison has given 
up his husiness as bookseller and station- 
er at Vintor, Iowa, and is in the fruit 
growing business at Hard River, Ore. 

George W. Reeder is now mining at 
Hesperus, Colo. 

Lou M. Allen died at her home in 
DeKalb, Feb. 2, 1910. She had been 
principal of the Glidden School, DeKalb, 
for seven years and was a most success- 
ful teacher. 

Lucy Johnson is instructor in History 
in the West Aurora High School. Her 
address is 24 N. Locust St., Aurora, 

Rudolph R. Reeder, Supt. of the N. 
Y. Orphanage has recently publisht 
"How Two Hundred Children Live and 
Learn." He gives lectures frequently 
before the N. Y. and Boston Schools of 

The third edition of Frank Hall 
Thorp's excellent text "Outlines of In- 
dustrial Chemistry" was made in 1911. 

John Hamlin Glotfelter receivd the 
degree of Doctor of Pedagogy from 
Baker University in 1910. 

Septina Baker is now practising Chris- 
tian Science in Oakland, Cal. 

Theodora Gildemister was a represen- 
tativ to the International Congress for 
Home Education which met at Brussels, 
Belgium in Aug. 1910, at which congress 
she gave a paper on "Interpretation of 
Children and their Philosophy." 

Robert Knoch Hieronymous, who was 
for nine years a most efficient president 
of Kureka College, resignd two years 
ago on account of ill helth. He is Secre- 
tary of the Illinois Educational Commis- 
sion . 

Samuel D. Magers is now Hed of the 
Department of Biology in the Northern 
State Normal at Marquette, Michigan. 

John Henry Gray is professor of Politi- 
cal and Social Science in University of 
Minnesota, Minneapolis. 

John Robert Effinger, Professor of 
French at University of Michigan was 
given a leave of absence in the year 1910 
and 11 which he spent abroad at the 
Biblistheque National e, Paris. 

Mrs. Sarah Gladys Corson Laird is 
acting as substitute teacher for the Sun- 
nyside, Wash, schools. She has receivd 
a life diploma from the State school 
board of Washington. 

Mrs. Ida Crouch Hazlett, now Mrs. 
Herman Schnich, is lecturer and organ- 
izer for the Socialist party, in Lewiston, 
Mont. For ten years she has been an 
activ propogandist of the Socialist party. 
She has been a delegate to two National 
nominating conventions and was a re- 
porter of the MacNamara trials in Los 

Washington Wilson who was Hed of 
the Department of Education at the State 
Normal School at Bellingham, Washing- 
ton, from 1900-'09, died Nov. 23, 1911, at 



his home in Berkeley, Cal. He was the 
first editor of The Vidette. 

Richard Hey ward has for the past four 
years been State Inspector for the High 
Schools of North Dakota. 

Cora M. Porter field has been Hed of 
Department of Latin at Lindenwood Col- 
lege, St. Charles, Mo., for the past three 
years. She has publisht several excel- 
lent articles in The Classical Review and 
The Classical Journal. 

Rudolph H. H. Blome has been presi- 
dent of the Northern Arizona Normal 
School at Flagstaff. Arizona, for the past 
two years. 

Frank E. King is farming and raising 
peaches near Geneva, Ohio. He was pro- 
fessor of Mathematics in Phil Smith Col- 
lege and Walden University, 1908-1911. 

John H. Cox, professor of English 
Philology at Morgantown, W. Va., pub- 
lisht ' 'Literature in the Common Schools' ' 
in 1908, " Knighthood in Germ and 


in 1910, "A Chevalier of Old 
in 1911. 

James B. Pollock married Roda Selleck 
September 22, 1910. 

Rachel Crothers whose first play "Three 
of Us," produced in 1906, was most suc- 
cessful, has written a second "A Man's 
World," which was even a greater suc- 
cess. "A Man's World" is one of the 
strongest, truest, and artistic dramas of 
the last few years and we predict that a 
great future lies before Miss Crothers. 

George P. Burns resignd his position 
in the University of Michigan in 1910 and 
is now professor of Botany in University 
of Vermont, Burlington. 

Edwin I/. Hover has been principal of 

the Township High School, at Chicago 
Heights, for the past three years. 

Cary Richard Colburn has returnd 
from Japan and is combining the practis 
of law in Chicago with farming near Car- 
pentersville. His postoffice address is 
Carpentersville, 111. 

Stephen D. Faris is County Superin- 
tendent of Hancock county. 

Luther A. Hatch, principal of the 
Training School at DeKalb from 1900-07, 
and Superintendent of Schools in DeKalb 
from 1907-11, died October 31, 1911. 

Carrie P. Herndon, who has been pro- 
fessor of History at the Southern Insti- 
tute, Charlotte. N. C, for the past three 
years, is attending the University of 

Warren Jones is assistant professor in 
English in the First District Normal 
School of Kirksville, Mo. 

William Samuel Wallace gave up teach- 
ing five years ago and is now cashier in 
the First National Bank, Savanna. 

Pauline M. R. Schneider is Governess 
at River Mines, Mo. She has w r ritten a 
number of editorials for the School News 
in 1910 and 1911. 

Rosa Waugh has been instructor in 
Latin in Champaign High School since 

Herbert Bassett is now Hed of Depart- 
ment of Geografy at the Western Illi- 
nois State Normal at Macomb. 

Joseph G. Brown, who has been teach- 
ing in the Leland Stanford University 
since 1901, is now assistant professor in 

Evelyn Peltier, who has taught in 
Chicago since 1894, died Nov. 4, 1911. 

vSilas Reid, the husband of Mrs. Nellie 
Goodwin Reid, died Dec. 24, 1911, at 



Bl Reno, Okla. 


Frank Puterbaugh is assistant superin- 
tendent of schools at Cleveland, Ohio. 

Mary Emma Morgan has left Rock 
Island and is now physician for the Tar- 
bett Sanitarium, Marlin, Texas. 

Thomas Arthur Hillyer is now presi- 
dent of the State Normal School at May- 
ville, N. I). He has held this responsible 
position since 1907. 

Chessley Justin Posey resignd his po- 
sition on the faculty of the Mankato 
State Normal School, and this year has a 
fellowship in University of Chicago. 

Ralph Waldo Parker's present address 
is 1358 47th street, Chicago. He has been 
a practising dentist at the above address 
for the past three years. 

Rose Bland is principal of the Training 
School of the University of Arkansas in 
Fayetteville, Ark. 

Albert Crouse Cohegan's present ad- 
dress is Sapulpa, Okla. 

Mary M. Steagall has been critic teach- 
er at the S. I. vS. N. for the past two 

Harry B. Fox is now proprietor of the 
vSparta Clay works at Sparta, Mich. 

William Jackson Whetzell died Nov. 
26, 1910, at his home in Eureka, 111. 

Nelson D. Pike is now a live stock 
expert and breeder of registerd Hereford 
show cattle and Poland China hogs at 
Weatherford, okla. 

Effie M. Pike, who was 3rd Orade critic 
in the I. S. N. U. last year, resignd her 
position to accept a position as principal 
of the Central school, Boise, Idaho. 

Winthrop Selden Wells, who is hed of 
the Biological Department of the State 

Normal School at Rivt-r Palls, Wis., was 
principal of the Summer School last 

Wilhelmina Kaiser, now Mrs. G. N. 
Chapman, writes us that she is house- 
keeping and raising fine chickens and 
pet lambs at Springdale, Montana. 

Mary L-entz married D. U. Brown July 
14, 1910. They are now farming near 
Billings, S.D. 

Nona Pearl Smith and C. B. Lewis 
were married February 3, 1908, and are 
now living at Creston, 111. 

Lyman H. Coleman is now manufac- 
turing X-ray tubes. He may be found at 
4511 Dover street, Chicago. 

Hyatt Elmer Covey is now a prosperous 
farmer and stockman at Hamill, S. D. 

William Crocker has written numerous 
reviews of scientific books and papers in 
Botanical Gazette within the last four years. 
His own articles, "Effect of Illuminating 
Gas on the Flowers of the Carnation," 
publish! in Botanical Gazette, 1908, and 
"Peg of the Cucurbites," publisht in 
Botanical Gazette, 1910 are important con- 
tributions to the science of Botany. Mr. 
Crocker was married to Miss Persis I). 
Smallwood Sept. 3, 1910. 

William W T oodrow Martin is this year 
supervisor of the Training School in 
Platteville, Wisconsin. 

Miss Uilh'an Barton is now acting Dean 
of women in the I. S. N. U. and is doing 
most efficient work among the young 

Kate E. Carpenter has opend a School 
of Shorthand and Typewriting at 216 
Masonic Temple, Peoria. 

John H. Whitten is assistant in Botany 
in the University of Illinois. 

Mrs. Ida Hummel Ruddy has moved 



from Wanda, Minn., to White, S. Dak. 

Mary E. McWherter married R. S. 
Williams October 10, 1910, and they now 
live at Weiser, Idaho. 

Wallace Franklin Jones who has been 
lied of the Department of Theory and 
Practis of the State Normal at Baltimore, 
Md., for three years, resignd this year 
in order to become Hed of Department of 
Education in the University of South 
Dakota at Vermilion. 

George M. Palmer, for the past four 
years a teacher in the English Academy 
of the University of Illinois, is now In- 
structor in English in the University of 
Montana, 1911. 

Mrs. Helen Wells Bayliss' present ad- 
dress is 28 W. Hazel street, New Haven, 

John Pogue Stewart receivd his Ph. I), 
from Cornell in 1911. 

Caroline Irving Clark is registry clerk 
at the Helena postoffice, Helena, Ark. 

Minnie M. Gossman and Dr. C. R. 
Swetman were married Feb. 16, 1910. 
They live at 427 E. Portland Place, Phoe- 
nix, Arizona. 

Arthur C. Boggess and Mrs. Boggess 
have gone to Lucknow, the chief center 
of Methodist educational missions in 
India. Dr. Boggess will teach History 
and Political Science in Reid Christian 
College. He has had four years experi- 
ence in this work at the Pacific Uni- 

Blanche A. Skinner is teaching in the 
Holladay school, Tucson, Arizona. 

James II. Arnett is now a practising 
physician in the Samaritan Hospital, 
Philadelphia, Pa. He receivd his M. D. 
at Temple University in June, 1911. 

RoSCOe K. Davis' present address is 
426 New York street, Aurora. He- is 
teaching in the Lyons township high 
school, LaGranjre. 

Mrs. Sara Laughlin Parson is living at 
294 Wisconsin avenue, Wauwatosa, Wis. 

Mrs. Ida Pearson Hiner has moved to 
Moneta, O'Brien county, Iowa. 

James Albert Fairchild is this year at 
the Lacrosse Normal as instructor of 

Adam Albert Hummel is teacher of 
Biology in the LosAngeles Normal. He 
married Miss Edith Daniels in August, 

Frederick David Niedermeyer lives at 
318 West 57th street, New York. He is 
pastor of one of the leading churches. 

Isaac Newton Warner is instructor in 
Mathematics in Platteville Normal. He 
receivd his A. B. from Chicago in 1910. 

Oliver L. Lyon has moved this year to 
Fort Worth, Texas, where he is hed of 
the English Department of the Texas 
Christian University. He resignd his 
position in the Oklahoma Christian Uni- 
versity at Enid. He has lately publisht 
"Principles of Literary Interpretation for 
both Secular and Biblical Literature." 

Grace M. Allen may be found at 370 E. 
Pearl street, Pomona, Cal. She has been 
instructor in Mathematics and History in 
the Inglewood High School for three 

Bessie W. Harrington is instructor in 
English at Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Edith M. Hoit, now Mrs. Eugene 
Neubauer, may be found at 210 North 
Wenna avenue, Bay City. Mich. 

F^lvira E. Marks, now Mrs. James Bow- 
man Porter, lives in Washington, D.C. 

Mrs. Clara Fritter Zinn is living at 
522 Maple Leaf Place, Seattle, Wash. 

Mamie Haines died at her home in 
Lincoln, Neb., May 15, 1909. She was 
vState Superintendent of Sunday School 
primary work at the time of her deth 
and had had charge of the St. Louis Mis- 



sion work for two years. 

Clara Wetzel died at Los Angeles June 
29, 1911, of typhoid fever. 

James Forden is now Orchardist and 
Manager of the Hood River Spray Man- 
ufacturing Company. Last year he was 
Hid of the Department of the Manual 
Training at the State Normal School at 
Cheney, Wash. 

Jacob Harold Heinzelman, Ph. I)., is 
Instructor of German in Chicago Univer- 
sity. He spent the summer of 1911 in 
the University of Berlin. 

Josiah Hoke was a visitor at the I. S. 
N. U. during the Farmers' Institute. He 
gave an excellent address on Horse 

Virginia Crouch, '02, who has been 
teaching in Los Angeles for the past five 
years, is now attending the University in 
Southern California. 

Mrs. Lucy Edmunds Wolff may be 
found at 717 Maryland Ave., Milwaukee. 

Frances Fletcher is Assistant Super- 
visor of Practis in the Training School of 
Platteville Normal, Wis. 

Anna Foreman is Hed Assistant of the 
Mark Sheridan School, Chicago, 

Ethel Magnolia Green, who was critic 
in the Winona, Minn., Normal last year, 
is doing Primary Critic work in the Mil- 
waukee Normal this year. 

Elsie Paisley is a nurse in St. Luke's 
Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. 

Dula Mae Dawson is teaching in Chi- 

Ethel Rowena Hamilton and Frank 
Owen Hanson were married Oct. 15, 1910, 
in Normal, Illinois. 

Mae Evangeline Picken who has been 
teaching for three years at the State Nor- 
mal at Ellensburg, Wash., is this year 
attending Teachers College, New York. 

Mary Emma Renich receivd her A. B. 
from the U. of I. in June 1911. She is 
now working for her A. M. in mathe- 

Emma E. L. Robinson writes us that 
she publisht numerous poems, stories, 
and articles. We hope we may have the 
plesure of publishing some of them in 
our next number. 

Isabel Simeral is teaching in the Nor- 
mal College of New York City. 

Irma Voigt receivd her Master's de- 
gree at the University of Illinois last 
June and is now working for her doctor's 
degree. She won the Inter-society 
Declamatory Contest last spring. She is 
Assistant Dean of Women and she had 
an excellent article in The Alumni Quar- 
terly of Jan. '11 of the University of 
Illinois on "A Plea for Dormitories." 

Harry D. Waggoner taught in the 
Summer School at the I. S. N. U. in 1911. 

Will Johnson McFarland resignd his 
position in the Lincoln High School in 
Seattle and is now representing Benj. II. 
Sanborn & Co., Chicago. 


Mary Edith Christy is teaching in the 
high school at Monte Vista, Colo. 

Mrs. Louella Dace Birdsall's present 
address is 3622 Minnesota Ave., Duluth, 

Kathryn Foster resignd her position 
as instructor in music in the Training 
School at Graysville, Tenn., and is now 
in Walla Walla College, College Place, 

Esther Cook Moore is teaching in the 
State Normal at LaCrosse, Wis. 

Ada Victoria McCall is spending this 
year at University of Chicago. 

Ruth I. Simison has been Principal of 
the Mt. Hermon Seminary at Clinton, 
Miss., a missionary school for colored 
pupils, for the past two years. 

Edna May Skinner and George Rom- 



meiss were married July 6, 1910 and now 
live at 5100 Sheridan Road, Chicago. 

Ivorimer V. Cavins is Hed of the Eng- 
lish Department at the State Normal at 
Stevens Point. He receivd his A. M. 
from Harvard in June 1910. 

McNeal Cole James is Hed of Depart- 
ment of Elementary Agriculture at the 
State Normal at Valley City, N. Dakota. 

Karl Franklin McMurry has resignd 
his position at Temple, Ariz., and is now 
in San Luis Obispa, Cal. 

Noah A. Young was elected County 
Superintendent of St. Louis Co., Minn., 
in Jan. 1911 and last October he was ap- 
pointed one of a committee of five to 
formulate a plan to reorganize the 
Minnesota Educational Association. 

Josephine Rae Armstrong and Mr. L. 
E. Beyer were married August 25, 1910. 
They now live at 213 Mulberry street, 

Florence G. Caughey who has taught 
in Seattle for the past six years, is now 
teaching in Portland, Ore. Her address 
is 128 East 16th street, Portland. 

Bertha Kathrine Duerkop graduated 
last June from the University of Illinois. 
She was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa 
Society and to the Kappa Delta Pi, an 
honorary educational society. She is at 
present teaching in Sutter, 111. 

Pearl E. Kindig was married Dec. 28, 
1911, to Benjamin F. Shaver, and they 
now live at Trantville, Va. 

Olive Hunting is teaching English and 
History in the High School at Blackfoot, 

Edith Lena Mossmau receivd the Levi 
vStrauss scholarship at the University of 
California in 1910. She is now teaching 
in Berkely, Cal. 

Lorinda Perry receiver! her A. M. from 
the U. of I. in June 1910, attending Rad- 

cliffe in 1910 and '11 and this year is 
Fellow in Economics at Bryn Maur. 

Helen A. Wilson is now living near 
Buhl, Idaho and is delighted with the 
West. Her parents recently moved from 
Griggsville, Illinois to Idaho where they 
have purchast a farm. 

Ely Vail Laughlin is now Instructor 
of Physical Science and Agriculture at 
Lenox College, Hopkinton, Iowa. 

Thomas P. Sinnett is Instructor in 
Civics and History in the Rock Island 
High School. 

J. Roscoe Steagall receivd his B. S. 
from the University of Chicago in Dec. 
1910 and will receive his M. D. from 
Rush Medical in June of the present year. 

Mrs. Lemma Broadhead Eaton is liv- 
ing at Tremont, Illinois. 

Lulu Gogin, who has been in Tulare, 
Cal., for four years is teaching in Los 
Angeles, Cal. 

Adelaide Belle Lewis is attending the 
Los Angeles College of Osteopathy. 

Rosa Anna Meyer and Mr. Sam Dent 
Bell were married Feb. 15, 1911 and live 
in Van Buren, Arkansas. 

Bertha Katherine Olsen is primary 
critic of the State Normal School at 
Stevens Point, Wis. 

Clarence Baker is farming near Grand- 
view, Wash. 

Loren Orville Culp is principal of the 
Commercial High School, 211 Palm St., 
Anaheim, Cal. 

Lou Trell Shaw is now Superintendent 
of Schools at Hotchkiss, Colo. 

John Byron Wright received his A. 
B. from the U. of I. last June and is now 
teaching in Westbrook, Minnesota. 

Mrs. Ella Goodner Anderson is teach- 



ing her fourth year in the Gridley High 

Mrs. Mary Bloomer Cherry writes us 
of the deth of Mr. Cherry on March 15, 

Mary Alice Dammon is now at home 
at Secor. 

Augusta May Krieger is Hed of the 
German Department in the Decatur 
schools. vShe receivd her A. B. degree 
from the U. of I. in 1910, graduating 
with Phi Beta Kappa honors and winning 
a scholarship. 

Jessie Laverne Rouse is teaching at 
Indiana Harbor, Indiana. 

Rose McCauley married Wm. Hawkes 
June 17, 1909. 

Essie May Seed married Jerome Stan- 
ley Rogers on August 30, 1911 and they 
now live at 832 Ritterhouse St. Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Mabel Stark is doing post graduate 
work at the University of Chicago. She 
spent last year as critic in the Kansas 
State Normal. 

Raymond K. Black is now farming 
near Quincy, Ohio. 

Rimer Roy Stahl receivd his A. B. 
from the U. of I. in 1910 and his A. M. 
in 1911 and was elected to the Phi Beta 
Kappa's. He is now teaching mathe- 
matics in the Cairo High School. 

Eunice Viox is a w 7 ard principal in 

James E. Rice married Lena May Hitch 
in June, 1910. Mr. Rice is now a hotel 
clerk in Enid, Okla. 

Henry S. Stice and Hilda R. Carson 
were married June 15,* 1910. Mr. Stice 
is principal of the high school at Peters- 
burg, 111. 

Jennie Burroughs spent last year in the 
University of Chicago and this year is 
teaching in the Chicago city schools. 

Eleanor Coen is teaching sewing in the 
I hcalur schools. 

Barbara Olessing is teaching in Okla- 
homa City, Okla. 

Dorothea Olessing is a bank clerk in 

Cora Harned is teaching Music and 
Domestic Economy in Secor, 111. 

Eleanor Hoierman is teaching in Sioux 
City, Iowa. 

Nettie Grace Jencks is hed of the Eng- 
lish Department in Mason City, 111. 

Frances F. Kessler is teaching in the 
Edwards school, Bloomington. 

Alice C. Lease has been teaching in 
Tucson, Arizona, since 1909. 

Ola Jane Litchfield married H. H. 
Todd, July 1909. They live at 6831 Euclid 
avenue, Chicago. 

Florence A. Olson is teaching at De- 
land, 111. 

Margaret Schaefer and Frederic C. 
Hermann were married June 19, 1909. 
They reside at May wood. 

Alice Orne Smith receivd her A. B. 
from Smith College in June, 1911. 

Ethel G. Stephens is teaching her 
fourth year in the Pittsfield High School. 

Harrison M. Anderson is teaching at 
Broken Arrow, Okla. 

Augustus Barr has enterd the Teach- 
ers' College of the I. S. N. U. 

Charles H. Brittin is teaching his third 
year as Principal of the High School at 
Kirk wood. 

Elmer G. Gingerich is with the Fuller- 
ton Stuart Lumber Co. atHenryetta,Okla. 

Francis S. Gray is in the Law Depart- 
ment at Ann Arbor. 

Perry Hellyer and Nelle Murphy were 
married June 10, 1908. 

Jacob P. Scheid is a Senior at the Uni- 


versity of Illinois. He has been at White 
Hall since graduation. 

James H. Smith is Superintendent of 
Schools at Lexington. 

John V.Wiekert is farming near Harts- 

Bert 0. Wise is farming near Culross, 
Manitoba, Canada. 

Evelyn and Margaret Bannon have 
been teaching in Joliet since graduation. 

Edna T. Benjamin is teaching painting 
and toold leather in Bloomington. 

Anna U. Bessell and R. C. Lithicum 
were married Dec. 10, 1910. They live 
in Dos Angetes, Cal. 

L/ela M. Bullock receivd her A. B. 
from U. of I. in June 1909. She has 
been Hed of the Latin Department of 
Wenatchee Wash. High School since 
Sept. 1910. 

Essie Chamberlin is teaching her 
fourth year as principal of the High 
School at Sullivan, 111. 

Jacqueline Champion is teaching at 
Gary, Ind. 

Edith Conyers' present address is 223 
N. Third Ave., May wood. 

Alice A. Dolph is a nurse and caretaker 
at Yorkville. 

Ruth D. Felmley is teaching her third 
year in the Carrollton High School. 

Mary E. Gildersleeve is attending the 
University of Illinois. 

Helen Littwinski is special German 
teacher in the grades of Freeport. 

Mabel E. McBride is teaching this year 
in Caron, Sask, Canada. In the past two 
years she has been clerk in the Civil 
Engineering Department of University of 

Martha A. Nixon is High Schoolteach- 
er in Edgeley, N. Dak. She lacks but 
one credit in order to obtain a degree 
from University of Chicago. 

Ivillie R. Paisley is principal of High 
School at Galva, 111. 

Duella May Sisson was a representativ 
from Bath, Illinois to the Bath Histori- 
cal Pageant held at Bath, England in 

Tessie E. Trowbridge is attending the 
University of Illinois. 

John N. Adams has been Science 
teacher in Northern Arizona Normal 
School at Flagstaff for the past two years. 

Guy A. Buzzard married Mildred 
Cheek, Dec. 26, 1910. 

James Z. Colton receivd his B. S. 
degree from University of Chicago in 
1910 and is now attending Amherst Col- 

Chester C. Dillon is a student at the 
University of Illinois. 

Harvey D. Freeland is teaching Manu- 
al Training in Minneapolis. He is now 
on his second year's work in the college 
of law in University of Minnesota. 

Edward R. Tompkins is director of 
Manual Training at Grand Forks, N. D. 

Elijah E. Williams is teaching Manual 
Training in Minneapolis, Minn. He 
married Uena Gardner June 29, 1910. 


Margaret U. Armitage is teaching third 
grade in Oak Park. 

Ethel E. Boruff is teaching English and 
Da tin in Keithsburg High School. 

Myrtle G. Gentry is teaching in Ham- 
mond, Indiana. 

Inez Hedden is a student at University 
of Chicago. For the past two years she 
has been teaching English and Latin in 
the John Swaney School. 

Margaret M. Mehlhop has been teach- 
ing at Havana since 1910. 

Martha Patterson spent the years 1909- 



L911 at Teachers College, Columbia, and 

this year is director of Domestic Art at 
the Alabama Girls' Technical Institute 
at Monte vallo, Ala. 

Myrtle Scott is keeping house in Wa- 
pella, 111. 

Bertha A. Sidwell is teaching in Nebo. 

Bertha Short is Critic teacher in the 
State Normal at Dillon, Montana. 

I larry L. Diehl is principal of the high 
school at Carrollton. 

Daniel Harmon is principal of Long- 
fellow school in Oak Park, 111. 

Norman Keith is teaching Mathematics 
in Lake High School, Chicago. 

Sexta Maceda is teaching at Laguna, 
Philippine Islands. 

Karl Edward Rosenberry is assistant 
Manual Training director in Phoenix, 

Clara Cancienna is teaching in Batavia, 

Mary A. Curlee is teaching at Havana, 

Marianna Deverell is Critic teacher in 
the Eastern Kentucky State Normal at 
Richmond, Ky. 

Jennie L. Green is Critic teacher in the 
Eastern Kentucky State Normal at Rich- 

Edna I. Kelley is a special student in 
Library Method in the I. S. N. U. 

Mabel A. Pumphrey is teaching at Ar- 
rowsmith this year. 

Lillian Showalter is Superintendent at 
Greenview, 1911-12. 

Roy H. Barnes is teaching Manual 
Training in Ouincy. 

Sidney A. Denison married Florence 
Perkins Dec. 26, 1910. 

Delbert L. Finley is teaching Manual 
Training in Decatur. He is a member of 
the Illinois Schoolmasters Club. 

Loren C. Griggs is Principal of the 
High School at Payson, Illinois. 

IKnry Jansen is principal at Mechan- 
ics! mrg. 

G. Conrad Kershner who last year 
taught at Cass Lake, Minn., is this year 
teaching in Indianapolis. 

George Mounce's present address is 501 
E. Green street, Champaign, 111. 

James A. Phelps is principal of Liberty 
School at Rocky Ford, Colo. He is a 
member of the Historic-Civic Teachers 
State Association. 

Donald R. VanPetten is teaching in 
Cissna Park, Illinois. 

Mary A. Bell is at Lake Bluff. 

Helen B. Burgess is at Danville. 

Ruth Coleman is at Ipava. 

Mabel Ernest is at Woonsocket, S. Dak. 

Vida Chamberlain is at Sullivan. 

Alice Edith Gent is at Pawnee. 

Joy L. Fitzgerrell is teaching in Cali- 

Mary D. Gregory and Glen Griggs are 
teaching in El Paso. 

Alma C. Kruse is teaching Domestic 
Science at Taylorville. 

Essie LeSure is teaching in the High 
School at Petersburg. 

Clara P. Huxtable is teaching in the 
High School at Chenoa. 

Elizabeth J. Martin is teaching in the 
High School at Gardner. 

Clarence Walter Adams is a student at 
Medical College, Northwestern Univer- 

Earl Clark Case is teaching at Mag- 

Johnston Myers Gunnell is teaching at 

Joseph L. Johnston is teaching in the 


Archibald Norton '99 to Jessie Bell 
Wells '01, on August 10, at Decatur. 

Thomas Morse Barger '02 to Grace C. 
Kimlin on June 28, at Quincy, 111. 

Frances Douella Dace '03 to Otis Bird- 
sail, September 27, at Rushville, 111. 

Edith Belle Edwards '03 to Edward 
Geek of Grovont, Wyo., on August 23 at 
Buhl, Idaho. 

Uaura Alberta Masters '03 to Samuel J. 
Donaldson of Chicago on June 6. 

Pearl E. Kindig '04 to Benjamin F. 
Shaver of Dos Angeles, on December 28, 
at Dos Angeles, Cal. 

Harry H. B urges '04 to Martha May- 
hugh on December 29, at Fort Worth, 

Rosa Anna Meyer '05 to Sam Dent Bell 
of VanBuren, Ark., on February 15. 

Marjorie Chamberlin '06 to Clarence 
Mayer of Bloomington, on June 28, in 

Ruth Haney '06 to Claude Miller of 
Iowa City, la., December 31. 

Essie May Seed '06 to Jerome Stanley 
Rogers on August 30. 

Elsie M. Clark '07 to S. A. Blackburn 
of Spring Valley, Minn., August 12. 

Margaret Triplett '07 to Thomas Yates 
of Griggsville, 111., October 7, at Quincy. 

Oscar Fredolin Weber '08 to Emma K. 
Hebberger on August 24. 

Rose Hiles '09 to E. F. Sweetser of 
Burlington, Iowa, August 25. 

Ruth D. McMurray '09 to Frederick 
B. Grant on June 22, at Oelwein, Iowa. 

Marietta Rohrbach '09 to F. D. Rails- 
back of Minier, 111., September 6. 

Sexto Maceda '09 to Elpida Uia on 
June 23. 

Mendel E. Branon '10 to Mina C. Hall- 
stein, April 27, at Minier, 111. 

Roy H. Barnes '10 to Mary Snyder on 
October 28. 



Word has been received in Normal that 
Mr. and Mrs. Paul K. McWherter are 
the parents of a son, Paul K., Jr., the 
baby having arrived on November 4. 
Mr. McWherter is a former Normal boy, 
who is now a teacher in the Philippine 
Islands, being located in Baguio, Ben- 
guet, P. I. Mrs. McWherter was form- 
erly Miss H. Ella Johnson, who formerly 
attended school here. Both Mr. and 
Mrs. McWherter graduated from the 
university in 1906. They have a little 
girl about two years of age. They have 
been in the Philippines for nearly four 
years, both of their children having been 
horn in the United States possessions. 

They are expected home next summer 
and will probably remain in this country. 
— Pantagraph. 

A wedding of interest to many people 
of Normal and Bloomington, occurred 
yesterday morning in Quincy, 111., where 
Mr. Thomas M. Barger, formerly of Nor- 
mal, and Miss Grace Charlotte Kimlin, 
daughter of the late Dr. Kimlin, of 
Quincy, were joined in marriage. The 
ceremony was said at 10 o'clock in the 
morning in the presenee of a small com- 
pany of friends and relatives. After a 
wedding breakfast the couple left for 
Epworth Heights, Dudington, Mich., 



where they have taken a cottage for the 
summer. In September they will return 
to Cicero, 111., where Mr. Barger will re- 
sume his work in the J. Sterling Morton 
township high school. — Pantagraph, 
June 29, 1911. 


Saturday afternoon, Oct. 7, 1911, a 
pretty wedding took place at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. Harris Triplett, of 534 N. 
Twelfth street, Quincy, 111., when their 
daughter, Margaret, became the bride of 
Thomas Monroe Yates, of Griggsville. 
The Episcopal service was used, Bishop 
Fawcett officiating. 

This marriage unites two of the most 
prominent families of this part of the 
state. Mr. Yates is a prosperous and 
prominent business man of Pike Mills, 
as well as being engaged extensivly in 
farming and stock raising. He was edu- 
cated at the Illinois university and is a 
fine young man in every respect. 

His bride formerly lived in Pike coun- 
ty, her family being prominent residents 
of Perry. They moved to Quincy in 
April, and her father is engaged in the 
automobile business. She is a graduate 
of the state normal school at Normal, 
111., of which school her uncle, Prof. 
David Felmley, is the president, and she 
is also a talented accomplished musician. 
She is a very attractive and brilliant 

young woman and since going to Quincy 
has made many friends by her charming 

The happy young couple have gone 
Kast on a two weeks' trip and after Nov. 
1 will be at home in Griggsville, in a 
handsome home Mr. Yates has all pre- 
pared for his bride. 
— Independent Press, Griggsville, 111. 


The marriage of Miss Marjorie Cham- 
berlain and Mr. Clarence Mayer took 
place yesterday noon at the home of 
Hon. and Mrs. Isaac N. Phillips, the 
uncle and aunt of the bride. The cere- 
mony was performed by Rev. W. N. 
Wyckoff, of Lincoln, who used the Epis- 
copal service. Only the family were pres- 
ent. The house was attractively decor- 
ated with flowers. Miss Chamberlain 
wore a white dress of Brussels lace over 
ivory silk and carried flowers. Mr. and 
Mrs. J. W. Mayer of Mt. Pulaski, the 
parents of the groom, and his sister, 
Mrs. Emma Ivincoln, of Mt. Pulaski, 
and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mayer, of 
Springfield, were guests from out of 
town. Some of the bride's relatives were 
also present. The young couple will 
take a wedding trip in northern Michigan 
and will be gone all summer.— Blooming- 
ton Pantagraph, June 29, 1911.